Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Report: Phillies acquire Cliff Lee from Indians

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.com is reporting that the Phillies have indeed acquired reigning AL Cy Young award winner Cliff Lee from the Indians along with outfielder Ben Francisco in exchange for four minor leaguers. Those players are Single A pitcher Jason Knapp and Triple A pitcher Carlos Carrasco, shortstop Jason Donald and catcher Lou Marson.

The trade is pending a review of medical records and does not involve any cash considerations.

If this reported deal is true the Phillies will have improved their pitching staff without giving up any of their key prospects, especially those that were desired by the Blue Jays for Roy Halladay.

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