Lee took his manager on a tour of his cattle ranches and the local baseball fields in Aguadulce after breakfast on Wednesday. The two then had dinner that at the Miraflores Restaurant overlooking the Panama Canal before Mills flew home to California on Thursday.
“We talked about everything, and an awful lot of baseball,” Mills said. “He’s looking to get started. I think that he really wants to prove to people that last year was not him. He’s an outstanding professional.”
Lee, who has two years remaining on his six-year, $100 million contract, is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career. A career .287 hitter, he batted only .246 in 2010 and had his lowest home run (24) and RBI (89) totals since the early 2000′s with the White Sox, MLB.com reports.