Sunday, June 25, 2006

Derrick Lee on Verge of Return to Chicago Cubs

Cubs first baseman Derrick Lee hardly set the world on fire in his first rehabilitation game in DesMoines, but going 1-4 with an RBI absolutely thrilled more than 13,000 fans on hand to see him. After the game, Lee, coming back from a wrist injury sustained April 21, had just one question for himself as he regarded himself in the mirror in the minor league clubhouse: "Why are you screwing around in Iowa?" Lee felt so strong during the game that in all likelihood he will blow off his second scheduled start against Omaha and hop the next puddle jumper to Chicago. Watch for Lee to appear in the Cubs lineup immediately, and none too soon.