We've had a family emergency. It has to do with our daughterCubs' Lee leaves for season, daughter ill Sep 18, 2006
You break your wrist and you think that's a big dealCubs' Lee leaves for season, daughter ill Sep 18, 2006
It's nice to get it over and put it behind me. Now I can focus on baseball and winning gamesDerrek Lee, Cubs sign $65M, 5-year deal Apr 11, 2006
When the trade was presented to me, I felt for me and my family the best thing to do was to stay hereCubs 1B Lee stops trade to Angels Jul 28, 2010
I understand what Jim (Hendry) is trying to do over hereCubs' Derrek Lee traded to Atlanta Aug 19, 2010
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.