Report: Veteran LHP Cliff Lee expected to retire

Tuesday February 23rd, 2016

Veteran lefthander Cliff Lee is expected to retire, reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

“We don’t anticipate him playing at this point,” Lee’s agent Darek Braunecker told Rosenthal.

Lee, a four-time All-Star, has not pitched in the majors since 2014 due to an elbow injury that caused him to miss the entire 2015 season. He last played for the Phillies and is currently a free agent. 

The 37-year-old was MLB’s wins leader in 2008 with 22, en route to winning the American League Cy Young Award while with the Cleveland Indians. That same season, Lee was also named the AL Comeback Player of the Year.

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In 13 MLB seasons for four different teams, Lee has accumulated a 143–91 record with 1,824 strikeouts and a 3.52 ERA.

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