MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee did some light tossing on Tuesday, the first time he has thrown since he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a grade 1/2 left elbow strain on May 20th. Lee said his elbow is not 100 percent healed but he does feel better.
That's good news for the Phillies who are looking to get their ace back sooner rather than later. He is still likely a few weeks to a month away from returning to the Phillies but, for those who want to see the Phillies deal him before the July 31st trading deadline, the sooner the better.
Lee, 35, is slated to make $25 million this year and $25 million next year. He is 4-4 in 10 starts this season with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP with one complete game. In parts of five seasons in Philadelphia, Lee is 48-33 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.
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