Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lee has MRI on throwing elbow due to tenderness

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
May 20 2014, 8:15pm EDT.
@Philabaseball

Cliff Lee underwent an MRI on his left elbow on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Results on the MRI were unknown prior to Tuesday night's game in Miami.

The issue stems from tenderness on the inside portion of Lee's elbow, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

"He's been dealing with the some elbow tenderness for about three weeks," Amaro Jr. told CSNPhilly.com prior to Tuesday's contest. "He's been able to pitch through it. He felt a little more uncomfortable in his last couple of innings Sunday. He saw Dr. [Michael] Ciccotti, and Dr. Ciccotti felt it was alarming enough to do an MRI. We're awaiting the results."

Lee is next scheduled to start on Saturday when the Phillies host the Dodgers.

"We should know something late on Tuesday or early Wednesday," Amaro Jr. said.

Lee surrendered two runs over 6 2/3 innings on Sunday as the Phillies trounced the Reds, 8-3. The left-hander is 4-4 with a 3.18 ERA in 10 starts this season.

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