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Cliff Lee has mild elbow strain

Updated: May 21, 2014, 1:38 PM ET
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MIAMI -- Cliff Lee was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a mild left elbow strain, and the Philadelphia Phillies are relieved the injury isn't more serious.

Lee might be able to return as soon as he's eligible to come off the DL, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said late Tuesday.

"It's never good news when you lose one of your No. 1 pitchers, but it's pretty mild," Amaro said.

Amaro didn't offer a timetable on how long Lee may be out.

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