SEATTLE (AP)—Major League Baseball has dropped its five-game suspension of Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee(notes).
The team said Tuesday that MLB vice president of administration John McHale made the decision after Lee’s appeal hearing last week. Lee and the Mariners’ head trainer said during the appeal made via conference call that difficulties in recovering from offseason foot surgery and a serious abdominal strain were sufficient evidence to rescind the suspension and fine.
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At least now once he returns from injury he won't have to serve a suspention ontop of the missed time due to the injuries. May 2nd was the target date for Lee's return at home against Texas, but this was before the suspension was terminated. So hopefully it will be at the end of this month instead of the begining of May.