Cliff Lee medically cleared to pitch, may return in 2016

Thursday December 3rd, 2015

Left-handed starting pitcher Cliff Lee has been medically cleared to pitch and may be looking for a team to join in 2016, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

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.

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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.

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