CLIFF LEE TALKED a little smack with former Texas Rangers teammates on Tuesday.
According to Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com, Lee sent Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler a text message that read: "It was great playing with you. Sorry, but see you in the World Series."
Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter said he reminded Lee that the teams play each other May 20-22 in Philly.
"I told him, 'Don't leave one over the plate if I'm throwing against you,' " Hunter said. "If he leaves one over the middle of that plate, buddy, it might be Justin Smoaked right back over his head. He started laughing and said, 'You'll be lucky if you get a foul tip.' "