Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher Cliff Lee has been placed on the 60-day DL after again suffering from a left forearm strain. The strain is the same one that derailed Lee’s 2014 season, in which he started only 12 games. From the looks of things, that strain is determined to derail his 2015 season as well.
Lee and the Phillies have opted to attempt a non-surgical recovery, as surgery would guarantee the end of his season. The full statement from the Phillies is available on Twitter.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 16, 2015
Lee, entering his 14th major league season, turns 37 in August. It has been widely accepted that the Cy Young winner and four-time all star has been nearing the end of his career, and it is likely that this third strain speeds up that timeline yet again. It would be great to see Lee achieve even a hint of dominance before hanging up his spikes for good, but it’s not looking great.
Would love to see Phillies P Cliff Lee have success after one more go at rehab. But the odds are not in his favor…
— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) March 16, 2015
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