Sources for Jayson Stark say the Phillies and Indians have been negotiating a number of packages for 2008 Cy Young winner Cliff Lee.
One package is believed to include Carlos Carrasco, who has been scratched from this morning's start in Lehigh Valley, along with an unidentified position prospect and Class-A pitching prospects Jason Knapp and Trevor May. According to Stark, "Phillies officials have continued to tell other clubs they believe they can make a deal for Lee without giving up either their top pitching prospect, Kyle Drabek, or their top position-player prospect, outfielder Dominic Brown." Stark's latest report echos other suggestions that talks between the Phillies and Jays over Roy Halladay have reached a standstill.
Lee, 30, is 7-9 with a 3.14 ERA and a 2.37 ERA in July. The left-hander makes $5.75 million this season, holds an $8 million club option for 2010 and will be a free agent in 2011.