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Derrek Lee reportedly will not accept a trade

Jul 28, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

We can put any Derrek Lee rumors to rest, as Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reports that the Cubs first baseman has said he won’t accept a trade.
Previous reports had the Angels and Rangers potentially in the mix to acquire Lee, but the impending free agent has a no-trade clause in his five-year, $65 million contract.
Interestingly, two weeks ago Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported that “some friends” of Lee “believe he would accept a deal to the right team” only to have Lee himself say, “I would bet that not one of my friends knows who Ken Rosenthal is.”
Presumably they know Bruce Levine.

  1. Jonny5 - Jul 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Hold the presses!!! Wasn’t Lee a character witness to Bradley over the blatant racism that abounds in Chicago? I’m surprised he hasn’t demanded a trade. I mean how could Lee stay in such a racist city?

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