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Cliff Lee sees Rangers sweeten contract bid, after Yankees make big pitch

Cliff Lee is home in Arkansas, mulling over where he will end up next season and beyond. The Yankees are trying to keep up with the Red Sox, while Texas would like to keep Cliff Lee around.

By Staff / December 10, 2010

Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee throwing against the San Francisco Giants in the World Series on Nov. 1.

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Free agent pitcher Cliff Lee met with his last team, the Texas Rangers, Thursday night at his home in Arkansas. Reports indicate the American League champs have offered a package that has a 'menu of multiple offers,' according to Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg.

The New York Yankees initially proposed a six-year deal to Lee, then added a seventh year. The package is reportedly worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $160 million.

The Rangers brass said they're not looking for a response right away, though there are indications the lefthander could make up his mind this weekend. Another report has the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim putting out a feeler to Lee's representatives.

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