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  1. Phillies expect Cliff Lee to avoid surgery, be ready for Opening Day

    Sep 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Lee is under contract for $25 million next season, plus $27.5 million or a $12.5 million buyout for 2016.

  2. Carlos Carrasco is on fire for the Indians

    Sep 7, 2014, 5:08 PM EDT

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    Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco came one out short of his first career shutout on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, firing 8 2/3 scoreless innings against the visiting White Sox. His run of dominance actually dates back to late April.

  3. Money, money, money (and Bud Selig’s nirvana)

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    Here at the end of his tenure, baseball is closer to Selig’s nirvana than perhaps ever before.

  4. Phil Hughes rolls to 14th win, sports third best K/BB ratio ever

    Aug 21, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes

    But not the best among major league starters this season.

  5. Phillies shut down Cliff Lee for the season

    Aug 7, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    The good news, however, is that after being examined by a specialist it’s been determined that Lee won’t require surgery.

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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    Joe Kelly gave his old mates fits. Well, maybe he gave them fits before too. Maybe they weren’t his mates. Maybe there were long-simmering disputes between him and the Cardinals about politics and religion and things. We can’t know!

  7. Bartolo Colon aims for 200th career victory

    Aug 3, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Colon will hit a milestone if he can reel off a third straight victory this afternoon.

  8. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 1, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    A good day for Clayton Kershaw. A bad day for Cliff Lee, Tyler Skaggs and Eric Hosmer.

  9. Cliff Lee placed on DL with recurrence of flexor pronator strain

    Jul 31, 2014, 11:19 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee has aggravated the flexor pronator strain that has already cost him two months. It’s safe to say that his season is over.

  10. Hey, Rube: Phillies pay dearly for Amaro’s misguided loyalty

    Jul 30, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    Ruben Amaro Jr.,

    The Phillies are paying the bills for their dynastic run, thanks in large part to Ruben Amaro’s mismanagement.

  11. Everything you need to know about next week’s trade deadline

    Jul 24, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

    David Price

    Who is buying? Who is selling? Who is on the block? And is next week’s trade deadline really a deadline?

  12. Phillies drawing lots of interest in Antonio Bastardo

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    While we wait to see if the Phillies will end up trading aces Cole Hamels and/or Cliff Lee, it sounds likely that reliever Antonio Bastardo will be moved before July 31.

  13. Cliff Lee struggles in first start back from disabled list

    Jul 21, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee AP

    Plenty of scouts were in attendance tonight for Cliff Lee’s first start in the majors in over two months. They likely didn’t come away impressed.

  14. Cliff Lee will rejoin the Phillies’ rotation Monday

    Jul 18, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee struggled in a minor-league rehab start Monday at Single-A, allowing eight runs and failing to make it out of the fifth inning as he comes back from elbow problems, but the Phillies have decided he’s ready to rejoin the rotation.

  15. Yankees GM Brian Cashman will prioritize pitching leading up to the trade deadline

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    The Yankees have lost four-fifths of their starting rotation with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, and Ivan Nova all sidelined due to injury, but general manager Brian Cashman isn’t ready to throw in the towel on the season.

  16. Looking ahead to the second half of the season

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    What contenders are just a pretenders? Who needs to make a big trade? Who actually WILL make a big trade? Come on in for all of your second half preview needs.

  17. Cliff Lee was roughed up in his minor league rehab start Monday

    Jul 15, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee is slated to return from the disabled list one week from today against the Giants in Philadelphia, but his final tuneup in the minors didn’t go smoothly.

  18. Cliff Lee on track to return to Phillies’ rotation July 21

    Jul 13, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee is on track to return to the Phillies’ starting rotation on July 21. The veteran left-hander has been out since the middle of May because of a muscle strain in his pitching elbow but could be an attractive name at this year’s trade deadline.

  19. Marlon Byrd has a four-team no-trade clause. Here are the teams.

    Jul 11, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Marlon Byrd

    Including one that is actually interested in Byrd.

  20. Phillies calling up Grady Sizemore

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Grady Sizemore was released by the Red Sox last month, but he’s getting another chance with the Phillies.

  21. Cliff Lee tosses four innings in rehab start at Single-A

    Jul 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee’s first minor-league rehab start was cut short by bad weather, but the Phillies left-hander took the mound at Single-A for the second time last night and tossed four innings as planned.

  22. Cole Hamels can be traded to nine teams without consent

    Jul 8, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

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    When left-hander Cole Hamels inked a six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies in late July 2012, he was given the right to veto a trade to 20 out of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams. FOX Sports has dug up nine of the 10 he can be dealt to without consent.

  23. Cliff Lee “was trying to hurry” through his first rehab start before rain washed it away

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    “You could see the weather coming, so I was trying to hurry.”

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