6/4 D-Lee & rumors
Derrek Lee was surprised to hear his name mentioned this week in trade rumors. The Angels are looking for a first baseman after Kendry Morales injured his leg in a freak accident. One Chicagto publication quoted “excellent baseball sources” saying Lee and Xavier Nady were possibilities.
“Who are the ‘excellent sources?'” Lee said. “I’ve got nothing for you about that.”
Lee has a no-trade clause, so any deal would have to get his approval. The first baseman said he wants to stay in Chicago.
“It happens with every team,” Lee said of the rumors. “When you’re not playing well, trade rumors pop up. You turn around and play well and you won’t hear them. It’s part of the business.”
— Carrie Muskat