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  1. Cliff Lee faces hitters for the first time since July

    Feb 25, 2015, 3:10 PM EST

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    He’s owed $25 million this season and $27.5 million or a $12 million buyout for 2016.

  2. Phillies “could move” Cliff Lee during spring training

    Feb 6, 2015, 4:00 PM EST

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    He’s owed $25 million this season and $27.5 million or a $12 million buyout for 2016.

  3. Cliff Lee has already begun throwing off a mound

    Jan 20, 2015, 11:21 PM EST

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    Cliff Lee is expected to be ready for the start of spring training and will become trade bait this summer if he can prove that he’s fully healthy.

  4. Now with Max Scherzer, Nationals’ rotation could be historically elite

    Jan 19, 2015, 12:44 AM EST

    Max Scherzer

    With Max Scherzer in the mix, the Nationals’ starting rotation has the chance to be one of the best in the last 46 years.

  5. Cliff Lee close to throwing off mound

    Jan 17, 2015, 3:21 PM EST

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    Cliff Lee managed to avoid surgery after being limited to just 13 starts last season due to a flexor pronator strain, but he’s still a big question mark coming into 2015. The Phillies hope to get a sense on his progress soon.

  6. Mariners sign Mark Lowe

    Dec 18, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

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    Lowe began his career with Seattle and had his best season with the club in 2009.

  7. Report: The Phillies have asked about Cubs left-hander Travis Wood

    Dec 13, 2014, 12:05 PM EST

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    Wood turns 28 in February and posted an ugly 5.03 ERA and 146/76 K/BB ratio in 173 2/3 innings over 31 starts this past season.

  8. Corey Kluber edges Felix Hernandez for the 2014 American League Cy Young Award

    Nov 12, 2014, 7:01 PM EST

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    Indians right-hander Corey Kluber has been named the 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He received 17 of the 30 first-place votes. Mariners ace Felix Hernandez received the other 13 and finished second.

  9. Are Cliff Lee, Marlon Byrd and Jonathan Papelbon “bad guys” in the clubhouse?

    Nov 6, 2014, 11:46 AM EST

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    See, I used this shadowed picture of Cliff Lee because . . . well, I’m not going to explain the symbolism, as it’s all rather complex and esoteric.

  10. Giants inhaling the air of superiority after Game 1

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:35 AM EST

    Giants, Hunter Pence bring down the house in Kansas City. It may be a sign of things to come.

  11. Nothing in the Cardinals-Dodgers game was supposed to happen

    Oct 3, 2014, 11:17 PM EST

    Division Series - St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game One

    A rundown of the oddities from Game 1 of the NLDS.

  12. Phillies will stretch Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez out as a starter in spring training

    Sep 26, 2014, 7:55 PM EST

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

    Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will get an opportunity to start, at least in spring training next year.

  13. Phil Hughes could finish the season with the best K/BB ratio in MLB history

    Sep 20, 2014, 1:01 PM EST

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    Twins right-hander Phil Hughes has thrived with a change of scenery this season and he could finish the year with a place in MLB history.

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

    Sep 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Cliff Lee

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

  15. Carlos Carrasco is on fire for the Indians

    Sep 7, 2014, 5:08 PM EST

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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.

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

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EST

    Bud Selig

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

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

    Aug 21, 2014, 6:14 PM EST

    Phil Hughes

    But not the best among major league starters this season.

  18. Phillies shut down Cliff Lee for the season

    Aug 7, 2014, 12:46 PM EST

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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.

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

    Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EST

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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!

  20. Bartolo Colon aims for 200th career victory

    Aug 3, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

    Bartolo Colon

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

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

    Aug 1, 2014, 6:35 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw

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

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

    Jul 31, 2014, 11:19 PM EST

    Cliff Lee AP

    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.

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