Phillies not dealing pitcher Cliff Lee

Updated: July 31, 2012, 2:33 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Philadelphia Phillies have taken pitcher Cliff Lee off the trade market, multiple sources have told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.

There were rumblings Monday that the Texas Rangers were in the mix to acquire Lee before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline.

A source told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney that the Phillies were looking for a significant package in return for Lee.

Lee went to Texas a few weeks before the trade deadline in 2010 and helped the club reach its first World Series. He then signed as a free agent with the Phillies for five years and $120 million. Lee, the American League Cy Young Award winner in 2008, has struggled this season and is 1-6 with a 3.95 ERA.

The Phillies were active Tuesday, trading Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants.