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Pirates activate Derrek Lee from disabled list

Sep 3, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

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Be honest, you forgot Derrek Lee was on the Pirates. It’s a forgivable offense, as he only appeared in five games with his new team before being placed on the disabled list last month with a fractured left wrist.

Anyway, Lee is back in the lineup for the Pirates this afternoon gainst the Cubs and just drove in a run with a single in the top of the first inning.

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has advocated bringing Lee back next season, but it will be interesting to see what happens with him this offseason. Increasingly injury-prone, the 35-year-old first baseman entered played today with a .255/.330/.425 batting line and a .755 OPS since the start of the 2010 season. Lee was fortunate enough to get a one-year, $7.25 million contract with the Orioles last winter, but with MLB general managers beginning to shy away from aging veteran sluggers, he’ll be lucky if he gets half that in his next deal.

  1. seattlesuperchronic - Sep 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    I did forget.

  2. fthrvic - Sep 3, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Tomorrow’s headline to read “Derrick Lee placed on Disabled List”

  3. bravesman1983 - Sep 3, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Hopefully those headline writers will at least be clever enough to spell Derrek’s name correctly.

  4. dailyrev - Sep 3, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    I guess you can say D-Lee made everyone remember. Big time.

  5. dailyrev - Sep 3, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    I mean, not just a 9th inning slam to win the game. A 9th inning slam against the guy who put you on the DL. That’s payback.

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