Phillies getting Lee for a song?

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As we await confirmation on the rumored Cliff Lee-to-the-Phillies deal, it’s probably worth reading Tyler Hissey’s Cliff Lee-Roy Halladay tale of the tape. Money graf:

Cliff Lee is not the same quality pitcher as Roy Halladay, but the
pair’s trade value is actually pretty close. The Indians have a greater
incentive to keep Lee, for that reason, and will have to be blown away
with an offer before parting ways with him.

Halladay will command a bounty–the Red Sox have reportedly offered
Michael Bowden, Clay Buchholz and Ryan Westmoreland, which is a great
package. But while the price for Lee won’t be that high, the Indians
should only part ways with him if the return is fairly close to what
the Phillies initially offered for Halladay.

If what we’re hearing is true, however, the Tribe isn’t getting the
same kind of haul from Philly that we’ve seen connected to Halladay,
which means that Philadelphia could be getting a relative bargain.

Blue Jays place Aaron Sanchez on 10-day disabled list

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The Blue Jays placed right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list with a contusion in his right index finger, per a team announcement on Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to Friday. In a corresponding move, righty Marcus Stroman was activated from the DL (right shoulder fatigue) and will take the mound for the Blue Jays at 9:07 PM ET tonight.

Sanchez, 25, is in his fifth season with the club. He hasn’t looked his sharpest so far this year, going 3-5 in 15 starts with a career-worst 4.52 ERA, 5.1 BB/9 and 7.6 SO/9 through 79 2/3 innings. It’s not yet clear how long he’ll be sidelined, though he could miss as little as one turn in the rotation before returning to the roster in the next week or two.

Sanchez isn’t the only struggling starter in Toronto’s rotation, either. Per MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, the team placed southpaw Jaime Garcia on the DL (right shoulder tenderness) as well, with lefty reliever Tim Mayza scheduled to take his spot on the roster. In 13 starts this season, Garcia carried a 2-6 record, 6.16 ERA, 4.5 BB/9 and 8.2 SO/9 over 61 1/3 innings. Any further decisions pertaining to the rotation — including Tuesday’s starter against the Astros — have yet to be publicly addressed.