GM: Slim Chance Of Cliff Lee Trade

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told MLB Network on Tuesday that there is “very little chance” the team will trade Cliff Lee before Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline.

Lee, a former Cy Young Award winner, has drawn interest from multiple teams and recently had been rumored to be available in a trade. The Phillies entered Tuesday’s contest mired in an eight-game losing streak.

The Boston Red Sox were rumored to be the primary front-runner to acquire the 34-year-old Lee, although the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals also reportedly are interested in adding a starting pitcher.

However, the Red Sox are likely out of the running after trading for right-handed starter Jake Peavy in a three-team deal with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers late Tuesday.