Philadelphia Phillies
Career W-L
143-91
 
Career ERA
3.53
Name  Cliff Lee
Born  8/30/1978
Height  6-3
Weight  205
Number  33
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
3/16/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: The Phillies have placed starter Cliff Lee on the 60-day disabled list with a left forearm strain.
Insight: Lee will attempt to rehab the injury yet again. He is postponing surgery, as his season would be over if he chooses that option. We find it very unlikely Lee will pitch in 2015, but no matter what, owners can leave him off their draft boards.
 
3/16/2015 4:38:00 PM
Description: Things continue not to look good for Phillies starter Cliff Lee (elbow).
Insight: He did not throw on Sunday or Monday, and felt pain during the few previous sessions. The chances are high that Lee is done for the season.
 
3/13/2015 4:38:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee played catch again on Friday, but still felt discomfort in his elbow.
Insight: Lee and the Phillies are doing everything they can for him not to undergo season-ending, and possible career-ending surgery. However, with the pain not subsiding, Lee should definitely be left alone in regards to fantasy, and will likely be out for the season.
 
3/11/2015 1:13:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee told the Philadelphia Daily News that his elbow still hurt after throwing on Wednesday.
Insight: Dr. James Andrews says Lee has a tear in his flexor tendon in the left elbow. Lee is hoping the pain subsides, so he can pitch through the injury. It's possible that Lee could need surgery, and that would put him out for six-to-eight months.
 
3/8/2015 1:38:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee had an MRI on his left elbow.
Insight: It is the same elbow that forced him to miss much of last season. The results showed mild inflammation, which is not the end of the world, but the fact he had issues last season, makes him a very dicey play for 2015.
 
3/5/2015 6:02:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee pitched two scoreless innings, allowing just two singles, versus the Astros on Thursday.
Insight: Not a bad spring debut. Lee has looked good in spring trainings, so his stock is trending upward.
 
8/1/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee left Thursday's game with a left flexor pronator strain and has already been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Lee missed two months with the same injury before returning on July 21. He's likely done for the season.
 
7/31/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee left Thursday's game with a left flexor pronator strain, according to Todd Zolecki of mlb.com.
Insight: Lee missed two months with the same injury before returning on July 21. He's likely done for the season.
 
7/31/2014 8:01:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee left Thursday's game with an apparent arm injury.
Insight: Lee threw a pitch and immediately reacted as if he knew something was wrong. He waved for the trainer and gestured toward his elbow, according to Jim Salisbury of csnphilly.com. Lee missed two months with a strained elbow before returning on July 21 and he likely aggravated the injury. The slim chance the Phillies had of trading Lee before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline probably just went out the window.
 
7/21/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee allowed 12 hits and six earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Monday in his return from the disabled list.
Insight: It was Lee's first start in more than two months. The results won't do much to help his trade value. Lee will have one more start before the trade deadline.
 
7/21/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee (elbow strain) is expected to be activated from the 60-day disabled list for Monday's scheduled start against San Francisco.
Insight: Lee has been out since May 18 due to an elbow strain. He was 4-4 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP prior to his injury. He's likely to get two starts before the trade deadline and could be pitching for a contender by August 1.
 
7/13/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee (elbow strain) is expected to start on July 21 against the Giants, according to Todd Zolecki of mlb.com.
Insight: Lee has been out since May 18 due to an elbow strain. He was 4-4 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP prior to his injury.
 
7/7/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee (elbow strain) will make another rehab start Wednesday, according to beat writer Ryan Lawrence.
Insight: Lee threw two innings Sunday before a rain delay cut the start short. He'll be back shortly after the All-Star break, barring a setback.
 
7/1/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee (elbow strain) will make a minor league rehab start Sunday if his elbow feels good Wednesday, according to Jim Salisbury of csnphilly.com.
Insight: Lee threw 60 pitches of live batting practice Tuesday and the team has to see how he responds. He last pitched on May 18.
 
7/1/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee (elbow strain) threw 60 pitches of live batting practice Tuesday, according to Jim Salisbury of csnphilly.com.
Insight: If Lee's elbow feels OK in the coming days, he could be sent to make a rehab start in the minors.
 
6/20/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee (elbow strain) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday and didn't feel pain or discomfort, according to Jim Salisbury of csnphilly.com.
Insight: Lee's next step is probably a simulated game. He's targeting a return before the All-Star break.
 
6/17/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee (elbow strain) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session at "max effort" Tuesday, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Lee has been playing catch but hadn't been on a mound since he strained his left elbow. Lee is likely around three weeks away from returning to the rotation.
 
6/11/2014 3:51:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee (elbow strain) played catch Tuesday, according to Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News.
Insight: Lee had not thrown since May 19 due to a strained left elbow. He said he barely felt any soreness Tuesday, but Lee could need a month's worth of throwing and rehab starts before he returns to the rotation.
 
6/10/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee (elbow strain) is "very close to picking up a ball," manager Ryne Sandberg said. SOURCE: philly.com
Insight: Lee has not thrown since May 19 due to a strained left elbow. He could need a month's worth of throwing and rehab starts before he returns to the rotation.
 
6/3/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee (elbow strain) is eligible to return from the disabled list today, but still hasn't been cleared to start throwing. Source: Matt Lombardo, NJ.com.
Insight: Philles manager Ryne Sandberg said he's hopeful his left-hander (4-4, 3.18 ERA, 61/9 K/BB) will be able to begin a throwing program at some point during Philadelphia's current six-game road trip.