PHILADELPHIA -- Cliff Lee told WEEI.com on Wednesday that the Red Sox had no contact with him during his time as a free agent last offseason.
"Nonexistent," Lee said when asked about the level of interest from the Red Sox last winter. "I think they were satisfied with their pitching, they weren't looking for pitching. Nothing with any substance to it, they were never serious."
Lee -- who signed a five-year, $120 million deal with the Phillies last December -- tossed a two-hit shutout vs. the Sox on Tuesday.
"I was open to whatever, but they were never serious," said Lee, who allowed just one run in his five June starts and is 9-5 with a 2.66 ERA on the season. "It was just never much of a thought."
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