You are currently viewing the printable version of this article, to return to the normal page, please click here.

Lee traded to Pirates by Orioles

Question of the Day

Should Congress make English the official language of the U.S.?

View results

NEW YORK (AP) - Orioles first baseman Derrek Lee has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Orioles say they have sent Lee to Pittsburgh for minor-league first baseman Aaron Baker.

Lee can give the surprising Pirates a smooth-fielding first baseman with a capable right-handed bat, two things Pittsburgh could use as it tries to stay close in a crowded NL Central race.

After a slow start in Baltimore, Lee has come on of late. He is batting .246 with 12 homers and 41 RBIs this season.

Following a 17-3 loss to the New York Yankees, several Orioles teammates came over to Lee at his locker to ask about the trade and say goodbye with a hug or handshake.

Baltimore says Baker will be assigned to Class A Frederick.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus