Lee will be first eligible to rejoin the Phillies rotation on July 18 and is expected to pitch on July 19 for the team.
Cliff Lee will go on 60-day DL. Can be activated July 18. Expected to pitch July 19 in Atlanta.
— Matt Gelb (@magelb) July 11, 2014
The move is simply a procedural move to make room for Grady Sizemore on the 40-man roster. Sizemore hit .289/.360/.378 with one homer over 10 games for Lehigh Valley. During his time with the Boston Red Sox, Sizemore hit just .216/.288/.324 in 52 games.
In Lee’s last start with High-A Clearwater he allowed three runs in four innings of work.