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  • Santo4HallofFame
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    Injury-depleted Cubs summon Lee for Sunday's game
    June 24, 2006
    CBS SportsLine.com wire reports



    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Derrek Lee will be back with the Chicago Cubs for Sunday's game at Minnesota after just one minor league rehab appearance.

    The move to activate Lee from the disabled list will come one day sooner than expected, as injuries to Tony Womack and Freddie Bynum during Saturday night's 3-0 loss to Minnesota forced Chicago's hand.

    Lee went 1-for-4 and with an RBI single Saturday night in a rehab start for Triple-A Iowa.

    The Omaha Royals beat Iowa 10-4.

    "I've got to go to work tomorrow. It wasn't expected, but unfortunately two guys got hurt tonight so we had to make a move," Lee said. "I'm excited. I'm ready to go."


    Derrek Lee takes his cuts as a member of the Iowa Cubs on Saturday, going 1-for-4. (AP)
    After groundouts in the first and third inning, Lee smacked a 1-1 pitch from Omaha's Runelvys Hernandez into center field for an RBI single. Lee grounded out to short in the seventh and was pulled from the game after the inning.

    After the game Lee said his wrist was "good to go."

    "It's what we expected it to be, just not quite as strong. But in a week or two it will be ready to go full strength," Lee said.

    Lee had never landed on the disabled list during his 10-year major league career before a collision with Los Angeles shortstop Rafael Furcal left him with two broken bones in his right wrist.

    Lee had picked up where he left off following last year's breakout campaign, hitting .318 with three homers and 10 RBI in 44 at-bats before the injury.

    His absence coincided with a Cubs tailspin. Chicago was 9-5 before Lee went down, but has gone just 19-40 since.

    Lee wasn't the only big leaguer in town for a rehab appearance. Royals closer Mike MacDougal, who strained his right shoulder during spring training, pitched two-thirds of an inning for Omaha and allowed three runs.

    AP NEWS
    The Associated Press News Service

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  • rockin500
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    Originally posted by CubsHub
    It is Sunday.
    Lee will be in todays game.
    yep. just saw that in the paper today.

    good.

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  • RBi
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    Originally posted by Whitesoxnut
    I'm hearing Monday.
    It is Sunday.
    Lee will be in todays game.

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  • Whitesoxnut
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    I'm hearing Monday.

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  • aramis4president
    started a topic D-Lee back for tomorrow's game?

    D-Lee back for tomorrow's game?

    My dad said that on sportscenter that Lee will be back in the lineup tomorrow for the last game against the twins. Any other people know if this is true?

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