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Phillies activate Lee

Phillies activate Lee
National League All-Star Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the first inning of the 2011 All-Star game in Phoenix Arizona on July 12, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

PHILADELPHIA, May 9 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies activated pitcher Cliff Lee from the 15-day disabled list and said he would start Wednesday night against the New York Mets.

The 33-year-old left-hander went on the DL April 21 with a left oblique strain, just days after he went 10 innings against San Francisco.

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He is 0-1 with a 1.96 earned run average this season.

The Phillies optioned reliever Michael Schwimer to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to clear a spot on the roster for Lee.

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