The Seattle Mariners say left-hander Cliff Lee is recovering from
minor left foot surgery and will be limited when pitchers and
catchers report to spring training this month.
The team announced Monday that its biggest offseason
acquisition had surgery Friday in his native Arkansas to remove a
bone spur that broke loose and was floating in his left foot.
Lee was acquired from Philadelphia this winter in a
complicated four-team deal. His injured foot is not in a cast, and
he is continuing his upper-body exercise program. The Mariners says
the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner will “gradually return to all
normal baseball activities” over the next two to three weeks.
Seattle’s first workout for pitchers and catchers is Feb. 18.