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Derrek Leon Lee (born September 6, 1975), or "D-Lee", is a Major League Baseball first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lee has also played with the San Diego Padres (1997), the Florida Marlins (1998–2003), Chicago Cubs (2004–2010), Atlanta Braves (2010) and the Baltimore Orioles (2011). He bats and throws right-handed.

Lee was born on September 6, 1975. Leon Lee is his father and Leron Lee is his uncle. Each of them played professional baseball in Japan. During his elementary years Lee lived in Japan, and during his high school years he often lived there during his summer breaks. Lee was born in Sacramento, California. Lee played Little League Baseball at Whitney Little League and graduated from El Camino High School in 1993.

Lee was drafted in the first round (14th overall) of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres, and made his major league debut on April 28, 1997.

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