May 18, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee (33) pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Cliff Lee official placed on disabled list

Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher, Cliff Lee, is officially heading to the disabled list, according to Dayn Perry of CBS Sports. It was announced earlier yesterday that Lee would undergo an MRI on his elbow.

That MRI revealed a strain and Lee was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

“It’s never good news whenever you lose one of your No. 1 pitchers, but it’s pretty mild,” Amaro said. “But it’s a strain and we want to be careful with him.”

Since Lee will be shut down from throwing for at least the next week, he isn’t likely to return when the DL stint expires. The Phillies hope he’ll return within the next month.

Lee placed on DL with elbow strain – Ryan Lawrence, Philadephia Daily News

The good news is that the doctors just ordered rest for Lee. If all goes as planned, he’ll be back in the Phillies rotation in a couple of weeks. Lee has not been as dominant as he once was, however, his numbers this season aren’t terrible and his presence will be missed in the Phillies rotation. He is 4-4 this season with a 3.18 ERA.

The Phillies called up OF/1B Darin Ruf from Triple-A to replace Lee on the roster. Ruf played in 73 games with the Phillies last season hitting .247 with 14 home runs.


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