Cliff Lee has worked through strain

Updated: February 21, 2011, 11:15 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee said a side muscle strain was the reason his first bullpen session lasted just eight pitches a week ago.

Lee said Monday that he's "perfectly fine" and the strain under his left armpit is "not really a major issue." He completed his next two pitching sessions last week, and took part in fielding practice during the first week of spring training.

Lee signed a five-year, $120 million contract with the Phillies as ...

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