Ace LHP Cliff Lee traded .... to Phillies, reports say
Indians ace LHP Cliff Lee, a pitcher of some interest to the Rays, is instead headed to Philadelphia, according to reports.
According to Fox Sports, the sides have agreed to a deal that sends Lee and Ben Francisco to Philly for Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson.
The Indians are also expected to trade C Victor Martinez, maybe later today, and the Rays may have some interest in him as well.
The Phillies had been hot after Roy Halladay, who is now expected to stay in Toronto according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, who spoke with Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi. And if he doesn't - and this is definitely not good news for the Rays - Sherman suggests the Red Sox might be the favorites to land him.