The Phillies announced Cliff Lee had an MRI on his injured left elbow on Friday and everything looked good. Lee is expected to begin his throwing program in November with the hopes of being fully healthy and ready to go when Spring Training opens in February.
Lee, 36, was 4-5 on the season with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Lee exited his third start since he returned from the disabled list with elbow discomfort and didn't pitch again. In his previous two starts, he allowed nine runs on 21 hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in 10.2 innings of work.
Lee is owed $25 million next season. He has a $27.5 million vesting option in 2016 with 200+ innings pitched but it comes along with a $12.5 million vesting option. In short, he is guaranteed at least $37.5 million over the next two seasons. The Phillies did not get a lot out of Lee for the $25 million he was paid in 2014.
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