Former Cy Young Winner Cliff Lee Expected To Retire After 13 Seasons

It looks like it’s finally time to put any and all Cliff Lee rumors to bed.

The veteran left-handed pitcher is expected to retire, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday.

“We don’t anticipate him playing at this point,” Lee’s agent, Darek Braunecker, told Rosenthal.

The 37-year-old southpaw hasn’t pitched since July of 2014 after suffering a torn tendon in his throwing elbow. He’s currently a free agent after the Philadelphia Phillies bought out his option for the 2016 season.

If Lee is indeed done, it will be an unfortunate end to a career that featured flashes of brilliance. Lee won the American League Cy Young award in 2008 with the Cleveland Indians behind a 22-3 record and a league-leading 2.54 ERA. Lee’s finest season, however, might have come in 2011 with the Philadelphia Phillies. He finished third in Cy Young voting with a 17-8 record to go along with a tidy 2.40 ERA and a league-leading six complete games.

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