Lee's suspension appeal postponed

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Cliff Lee will have to keep waiting for a hearing on his appeal of a five-game suspension.

The Mariners' co-ace said Monday that a hearing by teleconference with the league that had been scheduled for the morning from Phoenix was postponed because a league official could not make the appointment.

Lee wants to get the issue resolved but says "it's on hold" with no known makeup date.

Lee was fined and suspended by the league for throwing over the head of Arizona's Chris Snyder on March 15.

Lee had collided with Snyder earlier in the game while backing up the plate on a scoring play.

The collision resulted in the strained abdomen that has Lee possibly headed to the disabled list to begin the season.