The Phillies travel to Miami to take on the Marlins tonight at 7:10 pm. One notable player who did not make the trip to South Florida is Cliff Lee. Lee stayed in Philadelphia to get an MRI on his ailing left elbow at the request of team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti, who consequently leads MLB's Elbow Research Group.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports it was diagnosed as a flexor pronator strain but Lee's discomfort after Sunday's start alarmed the doctors enough to have him get an MRI in Philadelphia tonight. The results of the MRI are not yet known and no one wants to mention the possible surgery that might be required if the MRI results are bad.
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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