Buck Showalter

Orioles left-hander Chris Lee on 2018 outlook: 'It's time to upgrade'

Orioles left-hander Chris Lee on 2018 outlook: 'It's time to upgrade'

In a year when the Orioles used every available pitching option and even added a large group of pitchers from off the 40-man roster to help bolster their major league staff, that left-hander Chris Lee — one of the team's top pitching prospects — spent the whole season in Triple-A without a major league look created a bizarre dynamic.

Lee went from getting a start in spring training as part of the team's fifth starter competition to spending the year in Norfolk with an ERA over five. And with only one minor league option remaining, both he and manager Buck Showalter are of the mind that it's time for Lee to achieve more.

"It's time to upgrade, get to where I need to be and...

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