Phillies Being Cautious With Cliff Lee

In a surprising move yesterday, the Phillies placed Cliff Lee on the DL with an oblique strain. Despite the fact that he looked fantastic in his last start, throwing ten shutout innings, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro said that was the game where he strained the oblique.

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"I don't know what pitch it was, but he must have made a pitch that bothered him a little bit," Amaro said.

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He says that the Phillies are being cautious to be sure that they don't lose Lee for more than just a couple starts.

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"We're being very cautious with this," Amaro Jr. `'There's no reason for him to kind of completely blow it out because it's an injury that if he hurts himself and really pulls it, we could lose him for a long time. We'll shut him down, get him right and hopefully he'll miss only a couple of starts and go from there."

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