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UPDATE: Cliff Lee has right abdominal strain

Mar 19, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

Update: Larry Stone of the Seattle Times reports that Lee has a right lower abdominal strain. He was treated in Seattle on Friday be team doctor Edward Khalfayan. Lee underwent an ultra-sound exam and was given a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection.
He’s scheduled to be re-evaluated in one week, but as Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times writes, “you can forget about week one.”
6:33 pm: Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that Cliff Lee has left the Mariners and boarded a plane to Seattle, possibly for medical reasons.
The Mariners had no comment on the reason for Lee’s departure, othen than to say that it wasn’t a personal matter. The lack of comment suggests that it’s not related to his recent suspension for throwing at the Diamondbacks’ Chris Snyder.
Lee had foot surgery last month, but he’s returned to make two starts already this spring and he was on track to start Seattle’s second game of the season. Baker speculates that this may be nothing more than a checkup for the foot. If it’s something more serious, we’ll probably know more within the next few hours.

  1. JRB - Mar 20, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Isn’t Lee suspended for the first five games (ie the first week) of the season anyway?

  2. Dball - Mar 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Great news! Plus, with Milty Badly already being running his anger routine with the umps, all the pundits who were so quick to predict a Seattle division championship, they can be wrong YET AGAIN.

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