CLIFF LEE took an important step last night in Tampa toward rejoining the Phillies' rotation soon.
The lefthander threw four innings for Class A Clearwater in what was officially his second minor league rehab start. Lee's first start, on Sunday, was abbreviated to two shutout innings after the game was suspended for rain.
Lee allowed three runs on four hits in four innings against the New York Yankees' Class A affiliate in Tampa. All of those hits and runs came in his fourth and final inning, an inning that included a misplayed ball (not ruled an error) by a Clearwater outfielder.