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Phillies Notebook: Phillies' Hollands likely facing surgery

Lefthanded reliever Mario Hollands has a strain of the common flexor tendon, the same injury as teammate Cliff Lee.

Akron Beacon Journal

All-Star Game balloting going to online only; AL East injuries piling up; Cliff Lee to DL: MLB notes

If you love voting for your favorite players to be in the All-Star Game every summer, you better be at least a little tech savvy. Major League Baseball announced that it is going to an online-only balloting system, doing away with the paper ballots available at stadiums (and the hanging chads that come with them). Bob Bowman, MLB's president for business and media, said in a memo obtained by Bloomberg News that online voting accounted for more than 80 percent of last season’s ballots and that 16 million paper ballots went unused. Baseball is simply following suit with the other...

CSN Washington

Phillies SP Cliff Lee's career may not be over after all

After several opinions from doctors and hints he may retire if surgery was required, Phillies starter Cliff Lee has opted to instead rest on the 60-day disabled list in hopes of rehabilitating his injured elbow.


Phillies put Lee on disabled list

Cliff Lee, despite recommendations from doctors to have surgery on his left elbow, will first try rest and rehab.


Lee's injury increases Harang's importance to Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The significance of the Phillies' offseason signing of Aaron Harang to be their No. 3 starter has increased in the days of uncertainty surrounding Cliff Lee and the torn tendon in the 36-year-old lefthander's pitching elbow.


Lee's Phillies teammates not rattled by threat of injury

Cliff Lee seems destined for elbow surgery, but Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon see it as a chance for someone to step up.


Cliff Lee feels elbow discomfort in bullpen session

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The 30 pitchers in Phillies camp broke their circle and each took a few steps to pick up his glove. Cliff Lee found a spot among the two rows of hurlers and began playing catch with bullpen coach Rod Nichols.


Phillies' Lee wants to proceed slowly, not eyeing surgery yet

Despite confirmation that he has a torn elbow ligament, Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee is not certain yet he wants an operation.

CBS Sports

Should Cliff Lee pitch?

Doug Gottlieb shares his thoughts on whether it is a good idea to let Cliff Lee pitch with pain in his throwing elbow.

High Cheese | Philadelphia Daily News

Papelbon on Lee injury: "It really sucks."

There probably isn't anyone in the clubhouse closer to Cliff Lee than veteran closer Jonathan Papelbon. After making his second appearance of the spring, Papelbon talked about the possibility of the Phillies going through another season without a heathy Lee.

High Cheese | Philadelphia Daily News

Amaro "not terribly optimistic" Lee could avoid surgery

The Phillies updated Cliff Lee's status on Tuesday afternoon. Ruben Amaro Jr. said the second opinion from Dr. James Andrews fell in line with team's diagnosis. Lee has a tear of common flexor tendon. It could require surgery.

CSN Washington

Phillies SP Cliff Lee's career in doubt with latest injury

Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is down with an injury that has left his Major League Baseball career in doubt.


Phillies Notebook: Phillies' Lee: Surgery would end season, possibly career

Lefthander Cliff Lee, who felt pain in his pitching elbow after his first exhibition start, is waiting for second opinion


Will he or won't he? Phillies' Cliff Lee resumes workouts while waiting on word about surgery

Lee and the Phillies are still waiting to hear Dr. James Andrews' verdict.

Grand Rapids Press

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Jose Iglesias back at shortstop; game to be televised on MLB Network

Phillies starter Cliff Lee was scheduled to start today, but was pulled after complaining of discomfort in his left elbow. Hes awaiting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews and says surgery would end his season and possibly career.   Who: Detroit Tigers (4-3) at Philadelphia Phillies (3-3-1) Where: Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. First pitch: 1:05 p.m. Television: MLB Network Radio: WXYT 1270 Twitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING LINEUPS Detroit Tigers 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Jose Iglesias, SS 3. Tyler Collins, LF 4. J.D. Martinez, RF 5. Nick...


Why Cliff Lee's career may hang on this injury

CLEARWATER, Fla. - All Cliff Lee can do now is wait. Lee's MRI reports have been sent to Birmingham, Ala., the home of Dr. James Andrews. The orthopedic surgeon is the best in the world, Lee said. And the doctor's opinion could determine the Phillies lefthander's future in baseball.

Boston Herald

Sox' leverage in Hamels talks improves

FORT MYERS — Over the weekend, premier starting pitchers started to drop like boulders off a cliff.Now, those ripples are washing up on the Red Sox shores, marking perhaps a turn of the tide in the team’s favor.Saturday’s bombshell that Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish could very well face season-ending Tommy John surgery and yesterday’s jolt that Philadelphia Phillies aging ace Cliff Lee will be shut down with an elbow problem that could result in the end to his 2015 each have a link to the Red Sox’ needs.First, let’s look at Lee.

CBS Sports

Is Cliff Lee done?

Doug Gottlieb discusses if Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee's career will be over soon following elbow surgery.

The Republican

Red Sox trade rumors: Phillies SP Cliff Lee facing elbow surgery that could end career

If Lee is shut down, that will likely impact the midseason trade market for the Red Sox, along with other contenders by taking one more proven arm out of the picture.


Phillies' Cliff Lee has an elbow issue (again), and lefty could need surgery

Ultrasound and MRI seem OK, but Dr. James Andrews will take a look to be sure