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Talks Heating Up Between Phillies and Indians

Jayson Stark of is reporting that talks between the Phillies and Indians may be heating up, which would indicate a possible deal for Cliff Lee may be on the horizon.

Stark notes that three Cleveland scouts were in Lehigh Valley to watch the Phillies' Triple-A club play a game at 11 a.m. ET.

Furthermore, the Phillies have abruptly removed highly touted prospect Carlos Carrasco as today's starter without explanation.

The Phillies' have long been rumored to be the lead contenders for Roy Halladay, but at an apparent standstill with the Jays', the Phillies now seem to have shifted their focus on Lee.

Sources in the story indicate the Phillies and Indians have been working on a variety of packages for Lee. One potential package is believed to include Carrasco, a top position-player prospect yet to be determined and two hard-throwing Class A pitchers, Jason Knapp and Trevor May.