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News and Notes June 5

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Might the Indians not be on Phifer's no-trade list?

Cliff Lee has been many places. But not Cleveland, according to the SBN photo archive.
Cliff Lee has been many places. But not Cleveland, according to the SBN photo archive.
Jed Jacobsohn
  • The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles are among the 20 teams that would need [Clifton Phifer] Lee’s permission to acquire him, the sources told FOXSports.com.
  • Josh Johnson was activated from the 15 day DL by Toronto and started last night. KMTTradeTarget?
  • Mike Aviles got ejected last night:
    Aviles argued at the plate and manager Terry Francona hustled out to make sure things didn’t get out of control. Two pitches later, Aviles flew out to right field and quickly made the turn to get back to Randazzo. As he ran by the ump, Aviles aired some grievances and was promptly ejected from a game that had already ended.
  • Add Zach Duke to the list of recently DFA'd lefty arms.

  • Puig homered twice.
  • Entering play Tuesday, Jose Iglesias's unsustainable BABiP was still over .500.