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Cliff Lee, who landed on the disabled list on May 20 with a left elbow strain, is not ready to begin a throwing program. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the left-hander is about a week away from throwing.

"He's going through some strength tests," Sandberg said. "Just has a little slight sensation left. So he'll be evaluated daily to see how that changes. No throwing yet. In the meantime, he's getting lower body work and he's getting his running in."

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Cliff Lee, who landed on the disabled list on May 20 with a left elbow strain, is not ready to begin a throwing program. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the left-hander is about a week away from throwing.

"He's going through some strength tests," Sandberg said. "Just has a little slight sensation left. So he'll be evaluated daily to see how that changes. No throwing yet. In the meantime, he's getting lower body work and he's getting his running in."

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Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com.

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