Daniels Meets With Lee In Arkansas
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Free agent pitcher Cliff Lee has had another high-level visitor.
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he met with Lee and his agent on Monday in Arkansas, the left-hander’s offseason home.
Daniels was at baseball’s GM meetings on Tuesday.
Lee also is being pursued by the New York Yankees. Earlier this month, Yankees GM Brian Cashman visited Lee at his home.
“He’s going to have multiple, attractive options in a very competitive market,” Daniels said. “Based on what they said publicly and also common sense, they’re going to take their time and make the right call.”
The 32-year-old Lee was a combined 12-9 with a 3.18 ERA for Seattle and Texas last season. He was 7-0 with a 1.26 ERA in eight career postseason starts before twice losing to San Francisco in the World Series.
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