Philly.com "After throwing off the mound with the rest of the Phillies projected starting rotation on Thursday, the first day of official workouts in Clearwater, Cliff Lee did not join Cole Hamels, Aaron Harang and company when they were back on the bumps Saturday. The Phillies are being cautious with Lee,..." February 25
Newark Star-Ledger "The Phillies have made their desire to rebuild no secret over the winter, and the ultimate move towards achieving that end would be to trade left-handed ace Cole Hamels. However, after trade talks between the Phillies, San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox stalled in recent weeks, Cliff Lee would..." February 25
Cliff Lee recently had bronchitis, so it briefly put his winter throwing program on hold.
Cliff Lee has already thrown off a mound three or four times, Ruben Amaro Jr. just said. On track for spring training.
Fox Sports "Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee will not pitch again this season but will avoid surgery on his injured elbow, MLB.com reports. Lee, on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 flexor pronator strain, lasted only 2 2/3 innings in his most recent start on July 31. That was his third..." August 07
The Score "Cliff Lee's locker at Citizens Bank Park was cleaned out before Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros, a foreboding sign that suggests the injured 35-year-old will not return this season for the Philadelphia Phillies. Lee returned from the disabled list July 21 after missing more than two..." August 07
Cliff Lee is exiting the game with an injury.
CBSSports.com "The Phillies are said to be willing to pay down some of Cliff Lee's rather large and backloaded contract to facilitate a trade, if they can get the right prospects. Lee is the highest-paid player in baseball through next year in terms of guarantee (about $48 million), and with him just back for..." July 30
CBSSports.com "Red Sox ace Jon Lester zooms to the top in his first week of consideration in a trade-deadline edition of Stock Watch. With the Red Sox now listening to overtures on their ace, Lester is now finally eligible to make the prestigious list in July; there's no doubt he qualifies based on..." July 28
Rival evaluators saying July 31 trade deadline doesn't apply to Cliff Lee, because he'll clear waivers; guaranteed $48m for next 1 1/3 yrs.
CSN Philly "The market for starting pitchers will get a little more interesting on Monday night. Actually it could get a lot more interesting if Cliff Lee pitches well. The left-hander will come off the disabled list to face the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a four-game series at Citizens Bank..." July 21
CBSSports.com "The strong belief, based on talks so far with the Phillies, is that the team would much prefer to trade Cliff Lee than Cole Hamels. But, as one rival GM said, "Cliff Lee isn't pitching. So how can you make a deal for him today?" That is a fair point, but Lee is expected back soon from an..." July 18
CSN Philly "Cliff Lee struggled in his third rehab start at Clearwater, allowing eight runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. Only three of Lee's runs against the Palm Beach Cardinals were earned. Five came across in the first inning, which was extended by J.P. Crawford's error at shortstop. Four of those..." July 15
CSN Philly "Cliff Lee is unlikely to return to the Phillies’ starting pitching rotation until after the all-star break. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Lee would pitch Wednesday for Single A Clearwater. Amaro said Lee would probably require one more minor-league rehab start after that, likely five..." July 08
Cliff Lee will begin a rehab assignment Sunday with Class A Clearwater.
CSN Philly "The Phillies have pegged Friday as the day for Cliff Lee to face hitters in a simulated game, which is essentially batting practice at full speed. Lee, on the disabled list since May 20 with an elbow strain, is ready to graduate to facing some hitters after throwing for almost two weeks on flat..." June 26
CSN Philly "The release of Tyson Gillies on Sunday was the latest reminder of just how poor the Phillies' return was in the December 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to Seattle. Two of the three players the Phillies acquired have since been released, and Phillippe Aumont has failed three different times to..." June 24
CSN Philly "Cliff Lee says he has made excellent strides in his recovery from an elbow strain over the last few days. The left-hander was able throw from a bullpen mound Tuesday for the first time since going on the disabled list and he was pleased with the results. “It feels real good,” said Lee, who..." June 18
CSN Philly "Cliff Lee has made a small, but positive, step in his recovery from a strained left elbow. Lee made 35-40 tosses Tuesday in what he called “a light throwing” session. It was the first time he’d thrown since he made his last start May 18. He was placed on the disabled list two days later with a..." June 12
CSN Philly "When the Phillies placed Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list a week ago, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. expressed some hope that the left-hander would be ready to pitch by the time the DL stint was over on June 3. Amaro acknowledged Monday that Lee will need more time than that. How much..." May 26
CSN Philly "Ryne Sandberg has displayed a little managerial wizardry, a little Ryno Magic, the last couple of days. On Sunday, he used John Mayberry Jr. as a late-game defensive replacement for hard-handed first baseman Ryan Howard. The move proved auspicious when Mayberry dug a ball out of the dirt to..." April 22
Sandberg names Cliff Lee opening day starter. #Phillies
Courier-Post "Less than 10 minutes after finishing his two innings, Cliff Lee wanted to get his interviews over with. He’d rather do things quickly than prolong the inevitable. Lee pitches the same way. He doesn’t tarry between throws, and he has no elaborate routine to get ready for the next pitch. For his..." February 28
The Phillies have indicated to other teams they are ready and willing to talk about Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels in trades.
Hardball Talk "Phillies starter Cliff Lee was the tough-luck loser last night against the Braves. The lefty allowed just one run — an eighth-inning Chris Johnson solo home run — in eight innings while striking out 13 and walking none. It was part of an historically-great month of September and an overall..." September 28
CSN Philly "The slogan on the new T-shirts the Phillies were sporting around the clubhouse on Monday afternoon was perfect. Too perfect given the way Monday night’s 12-2 win over the Marlins unfolded at Citizens Bank Park. On the front of the shirt was a big picture of Cliff Lee’s face his hair sweaty and..." September 17
Philly.com "Only one team in the National League has hit fewer home runs than the Phillies and San Diego Padres – the Miami Marlins – but on Wednesday night in South Philly the two light-hitting lineups took advantage of the balmy conditions at home run-friendly Citizens Bank Park and had and ol’ fashioned..." September 12
Cliff Lee is not getting traded today according to #source
Philly.com "At 2:57 on a sunny Tuesday afternoon Michael Young was still a Phillie. He leaned over the dugout railing at an empty ballpark and stared at the field while grounds-crew members manicured the grass. He later practiced ground balls with Cody Asche a man 13 years younger who will steal most of his..." July 31
From every indication Phillies won't settle for anything less than Bogaerts at the head of any package for Lee
Fox Sports "The Red Sox should trade their top prospect infielder Xander Bogaerts to get Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee. Trust me Red Sox Nation wouldn’t crumble. Trading a can’t-miss youngster for a starting pitcher who might help you win a World Series is hardly a radical concept and the Red Sox know..." July 30
CBSSports.com "Cliff Lee's name is "definitely out" there in trade talks and the free-falling Phillies appear to at least be considering trading one of their aces. However the price tag on the veteran lefthander is exteremely high leading some to speculate that ulatimately the Phillies may still still hold..." July 29
Fox Sports "If it’s July Cliff Lee must be on the trade market. Actually Lee hasn’t been traded during the season since 2010. Chances are he will not be traded before the non-waiver deadline at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday. But the Phillies are discussing their All-Star left-hander with other clubs according to..." July 29
Sporting News "Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. on Friday opened the door to trading All-Star left-hander Cliff Lee. Amaro said he owed it to the organization to entertain offers for Lee. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick citing baseball sources reported that teams are making a late push for the 2008..." July 27
Cliff Lee has been scratched from tomorrow's start because of a stiff neck. Raul Vades gets the start.
ESPN.com "Multiple teams are making a late run at the Philadelphia Phillies with offers for pitcher Cliff Lee as Wednesday's trade deadline nears baseball sources told ESPN.com Friday. Although Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. declined to address the extent of other teams' interest in Lee he said..." July 26
Courier-Post "Cliff Lee brought his 12-year-old son to sit with him in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda for the National League’s 45-minute media availability Monday at Citi Field. Dressed like dad in an All-Star BP jersey, not-so-little Jaxson Lee didn’t seem to be paying much attention to the nonstop questions..." July 16
CSN Washington "As Davey Johnson described the quick-burst offensive attack his Nationals broke out Wednesday night in a 5-1 victory over Cliff Lee and the Phillies, the veteran manager noted the good vibe he got watching his guys hit in the cage some five hours earlier. "I really like the way we took BP..." July 11
CBSSports.com "Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro last week responded to a text seeking an interview with six very direct words. "Yes. But I'm not trading anyone.'' Amaro's position is understandable at this time, what with nobody running away yet in the NL East (though the Braves generally have played..." June 24
Courier-Post "Cliff Lee sat in the clubhouse at Coors Field with Kyle Kendrick and Jonathan Papelbon, the three pitchers playing a pre-game contest of Connect Four. Lee won every game he played before retiring. “Nobody in this clubhouse is going to beat me at this game,” Lee said jovially. It’s been hard..." June 15
Courier-Post "The air was crisp Thursday at Target Field. The temperature hovered in the mid-70s for most of the contest, a rare occurrence in June. It was gorgeous baseball weather. Despite the Phillies’ 3-2 comeback win, which snapped a five-game losing streak, frustration seemed to mount. The pitiful..." June 14
Fox Sports "Cliff Lee is performing. His team has a losing record. The trade deadline no longer seems far away. The rumors are starting. It happened in 2009, when he went from Cleveland to Philadelphia. It happened in 2010, when he went from Seattle to Texas. You wonder if Lee is thinking, “Here we go..." June 04
CBSSports.com "Trade speculation is starting, and and it's only natural some are wondering whether the Orioles could have interest in Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo.The Orioles don't seem interested in Matt Garza, and Cliff Lee is out of their price range -- way out -- so it's only natural word is going around that..." June 04
Philly.com "The gate to the visitors' bullpen at Fenway Park opened at 9:31 p.m. Jonathan Papelbon paused there as the noise emanated from right field. He took two steps and jogged onto the field of the 101-year-old stadium. The Dropkick Murphys soundtrack was replaced by boos from people who once idolized..." May 29
Philly.com "When morale was at its lowest, approximately 46 hours before Delmon Young smashed yet another home run, Charlie Manuel attempted to justify his faith in this Phillies lineup. It was Monday, the atrocious Miami Marlins had just confounded his offense, and Manuel clutched at words. "The history..." May 23
Courier-Post "Cliff Lee doesn’t waste much time. A famously quick worker, Lee spends few seconds in between pitches, a dream for fans of short baseball games. Pitch, get the ball back, repeat. Lee did nothing Thursday to sully that reputation and wasted no time in breezing through the Atlanta Braves’..." April 05
CSN Philly "OK, so it was a minor-league game. But, still, any time a pitcher goes six innings, doesn’t allow a run or a walk and strikes out nine, it’s pretty impressive. That’s what Cliff Lee did to a group of upper-level Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands Monday afternoon at Carpenter Complex. “I felt..." March 19
CSN Philly "It didn’t take long to figure out if the small-craft wind advisory would have an affect on Saturday afternoon’s game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. In fact, it only took a few pitches from Blue Jays’ starter R.A. Dickey to notice which way the wind was blowing. The Phillies’ first four..." March 03
Courier-Post "Three “aces” up, three aces down. Cliff Lee made his first appearance of the spring Monday, tossing a painless two innings of no-hit baseball. He struck out two, walked one and allowed no runs. But at this point, Lee is almost on the backburner in the Phillies’ starting rotation. Cole Hamels..." February 26
CSN Philly "A win-loss record can be a superficial measurement of a pitcher’s season. Cliff Lee showed that in 2012. He was a much better pitcher than his 6-9 record, and he knows that. Still, Lee winces a little when he sees that six in the win column. It’s a pride thing. “Yeah,” Lee said when asked..." February 26