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December 06, 2010

Cliff Lee's agent speaks, but doesn't say much

Darek Braunecker, the agent for free-agent left-hander Cliff Lee, just spoke to about 20 media members in the lobby of the Dolphin hotel here in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He wouldn't speak about offers, but he gave a few updates:

The Rangers and Yankees are not the only two teams involved in the pursuit of Lee. There are multiple teams, though he didn't put a number on just how many.

Braunecker is in the process of setting up a schedule to meet with the interested clubs.

Braunecker defended the Jayson Werth deal, saying it is in line with Matt Holiday's contract and that Werth is a better player. The deal hasn't necessarily upped the price for Lee, but it has set the market for the top free agents.

Lee is hunting deer today.

That's not much, as has been the case all along in the Lee Sweepstakes, but it's something fresh on an otherwise quiet Monday for the Rangers so far.

-- Jeff Wilson



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