Cliff Lee medically cleared to pitch, may return in 2016
Lee, 37, is currently a free-agent and has not pitched in the majors since 2014. He missed all of last season due to a torn flexor tendon injury that was sustained in spring training.
Lee was due a $12.5 million buyout of a $27.5 million club option for 2016 by the Philadelphia Phillies. He originally signed a five-year, $120 million deal in Dec. 2010.
Lee has a 143–91 record in his 13-year career. He won the 2008 American League Cy Young Award while with the Cleveland Indians, with whom he spent eight years.
- Christopher Chavez