Lee suspended five games
Maybe the Philadelphia Phillies knew what they were doing when they shipped Cliff Lee out of town. Ok, not really. But the Mariners’ Lee did get suspended for the first five games of the season after he threw at Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder on Monday.
Of course, Lee can appeal, but we don’t see him winning. He’ll begin serving his five-game suspension on Opening Day April 5th. This isn’t major, but the Mariners will have to do some shuffling of the rotation early on.
This would be a much bigger deal if he was an everyday player and would miss five games. Lee will only miss his first start.