Sources: Phils looking at Lee

Updated: July 29, 2009, 9:16 AM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

The Phillies are intent on getting a front-line starting pitcher, whether they get Roy Halladay or not, and with the Indians' Cliff Lee seemingly lined up as the clear No. 2 choice for Philadelphia, officials with both teams are doing extensive background work on some minor leaguers who might be included in a trade, sources said on Tuesday.

The Indians' preference has been to get a major league-ready talent in return for Lee, in order to better position themselves ...

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