Lee was invited to Rockies camp for spring training. Lee inked a minor league deal with the Rockies last month, and it was just announced that he received an invite to spring training. He spent 2016 pitching in Japan, but logged 34 innings with the Indians from 2013-2015. The 30-year-old should serve as organizational bullpen depth in 2017.
Lee signed a minor league deal with the Rockies on Friday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports. He spent 2016 pitching in Japan, but logged MLB experience with the Indians from 2013 to 2015. It is unclear if this contract includes an invitation to spring training. He should serve as organizational bullpen depth in 2017.
Lee had his contract sold to the Seibu Lions of the Nippon Professional Baseball League on Friday. Lee had appeared sparingly in the big league bullpen, but spent most of the 2015 season with Triple-A. He'll spend the 2016 season in Japan in hopes of taking on a more significant role.
Indians pitcher C.C. Lee was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday. The Tribe brought in some reinforcements for the final two weeks, promoting Lee to the bullpen and adding first baseman Jesus Aguilar and catcher Adam Moore. Aside from one appearance with the big club back in June, Lee spent the entire year at Columbus, posting a 3.39 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 65:16 K:BB in 58.1 innings.
As expected, the Indians activated pitcher Scott Atchison from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game. Atchison has been recovering from an ankle injury and completed a minor league rehab assignment at Double-A Akron. To make room, the Indians optioned C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus. Lee allowed a run in 2/3 of an inning in his only appearance with the Indians.