Sep 16, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee (33) delivers to the plate during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Ruben Amaro ‘has no idea’ when Cliff Lee will return


Monday, Ruben Amaro said that Cliff Lee‘s elbow-flexor strain was ‘improving’, but that he wasn’t ready to throw again, yet. Today, Amaro spoke with Philly.com’s Ryan Lawrence, and updated his thought’s on Lee.

“It could be up to a month, it could be a month and a half, it could be 3 weeks,” Amaro said. “I have no idea when the guy is going to be ready to pitch. I really don’t. I would think it be sooner rather than later, but I have no timetable until he’s up and throwing again.”

In his article, Lawrence said that Lee was scheduled to be re-evaluated by team doctors sometime today, which contradicted what CSN’s Jim Salisbury said on Monday, when he said Lee would be re-evaluated in three days. I’m not a great math student, but unless something changed from Salisbury’s report, that would put Lee in the doc’s office tomorrow, not today. Lawrence pointed out to me that as of 10 P.M. EST, he didn’t have a Lee update, and it really didn’t matter.

 

While we know nothing new about Lee, we are getting more and more ominous suggestions on the timetable for Lee’s return.

Tomorrow, I will breakdown his once-promising trade-value.


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