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Cliff Lee

Full Name: Clifton Phifer Lee
Born: August 30, 1978 in Benton, AR
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 190
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Kristen), Son (Jaxon, 4/29/01), Daughter (Maci, 4/5/03)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: September 15, 2002


Team History

  • 2000-2002: Montreal Expos (via draft in June 2000)
  • 2002-2009: Cleveland Indians (via trade with Lee Stevens, Brandon Philips, & Grady Sizemore for Bartolo Colon, Tim Drew, & $ on Jun 27, 2002)
  • 2009: Philadelphia Phillies (via trade with Ben Francisco for Jason Knapp, Jason Donald, Carlos Carrasco, & Lou Marson on Jul 29, 2009)
  • 2010: Seattle Mariners (via trade for Philippe Aumont, Juan Ramirez, & Tyson Gillies on Dec 16, 2009)
  • 2010: Texas Rangers (via trade with Mark Lowe & $2.5M for Justin Smoak, Blake Beavan, Josh Leuke, & Matt Lawson on Jul 9, 2010)
  • 2011- : Philadelphia Phillies (as a free agent on Dec 15, 2010)

NOTE: The Trade on Dec 16, 2009 was formally a four team trade. The full trade details were: The Toronto Blue Jays traded Roy Halladay and cash considerations to the Philadelphia Phillies for Kyle Drabek and Travis d’Arnaud. Oakland Athletics traded Brett Wallace to Toronto. Phillies traded Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners for Phillippe Aumont, Juan Ramirez and Tyson Gillies and traded Micheal Taylor to the Athletics.

Salary History

  • 2016: $27.5 Million (club option w/$12.5M buyout)
  • 2015: $25 Million
  • 2014: $25 Million
  • 2013: $25 Million
  • 2012: $21.5 Million
  • 2011: $11 Million
  • 2010: $9 Million (SEA sent about $2.25M of remaining $4M due at trade)
  • 2009: $6 Million
  • 2008: $4 Million
  • 2007: $3 Million
  • 2006: $406,200
  • 2005: $345,000
  • 2004: $303,200
  • 2003: $300,900

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