Monday, May 15, 2006

Iowa Cubs Readying for Derrick Lee's Rehab Starts

The AAA Iowa Cubs have ordered a special uniform for injured first baseman Derrick Lee, who broke two bones in his right wrist in a fielding collision on April 21. Lee, who recently had the full cast on his arm replaced by a lighter, more durable splint, is expected to begin rehabilitation play in Des Moines with 30 days. Expect Derrick Lee to play one, probably no more than two minor league games before returning to Chicago. Lee, 6-foot-five and 250 pounds, will need a special No. 25 uniform in Iowa because the minor league club has none large enough to fit him. Lee wears size 52.