Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee continues to battle injuries as he has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with a left forearm strain.
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Lee is now 35 years old, and like all of the other Phillies stars such as first baseman Ryan Howard, starting pitcher Roy Halladay and second baseman Chase Utley, his best days are behind him.
The four-time All-Star pitcher won the American League Cy Young award in 2008 with the Cleveland Indians by posting a 22-3 record with a 2.54 earned run average.
He became a postseason hero for the Phillies and Texas Rangers while reaching the World Series, and he returned to the Phillies in 2011 and posted three straight 200-strikeout seasons.
He battled injuries throughout the 2014 season though, and this has persisted throughout 2015.
MLB announced the Phillies’ decision to place Lee on the DL on Twitter.
— MLB (@MLB) March 16, 2015