Tue Jul 06 05:52am EDT
Seattle Mariners hurler Cliff Lee(notes), who has a few months left on his current contract, is a very wanted man. And why not? The guy struck out 11 Detroit Tigers on Sunday, and has the American League's lowest ERA at 2.34, a league-leading five complete games, and the lowest WHIP stats at 0.95.
He started the season not wanting to give up a single walk and has only allowed eight in the 103.2 innings he's pitched thus far.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Cincinnati Reds have spoken to the M's about acquiring Lee. But they aren't the only ones. Sports Illustrated reports that the Minnesota Twins are having "interesting" talks with the Mariners about Lee that "have possibilities."
Sport Illustrated claims that "close to 15 teams" have asked about Lee, including the Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and New York Mets. A source told SI that the M's want Twins catching prospect Wilson Ramos(notes) in a Lee deal. AOL FanHouse hears that Ramos has already been offered along with outfielder Aaron Hicks.
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