May 2, 2010 in Sports

Lee: Unaware of agent’s remarks

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee says he doesn’t want to be distracted with contract talks during the season.

Lee said Saturday he was unaware of an report quoting his agent saying it’s unlikely Lee will sign an extension in Seattle and is destined for free agency in the fall. Lee’s contract expires after this season.

The left-hander made his Seattle debut Friday night, throwing seven shutout innings and allowing just three hits against Texas. He missed most of the season’s first month with a lower abdominal injury.

Lee’s agent, Darek Braunecker, told that there have not been significant discussions with Seattle. Lee confirmed he hasn’t been approached with anything and said it’s no secret he doesn’t want to talk about his contract during the season.

© Copyright 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus