11/8 Derrek Lee has surgery
Former Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee had
surgery Monday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. According
to Yahoo Sports, the surgery repaired damage Lee sustained on April 5,
Opening Day. Lee batted .260 with 19 homers and 80 RBIs this season, and played 148 games with the Cubs before he was traded in August to the
“I think [the injury] had an enormous impact on his 2010 season,” Lee’s
agent Casey Close told Yahoo Sports on Monday. “To try to gut his way
through it, it had a huge influence on his statistical measurements.
It’s amazing he played the whole season on it.”
Lee, who turned 35 in September, is a free agent. He was expected to recover in time for Spring Training.
– Carrie Muskat