Braves attempting to land Derrek Lee
The Braves are aggressively attempting to acquire Cubs veteran first baseman Derrek Lee.
According to a source familiar with the situation, the Braves are currently evaluating Lee’s health. The 34-year-old first baseman has recently been bothered by lower back discomfort.
Lee has a full no-trade clause that he exercised last month when the Cubs attempted to trade him to the Angels. It is still unknown whether he has said he would accept a trade to the Braves.
Reached by MLB.com, Lee had no comment.
With Troy Glaus struggling at the plate and experiencing more leg discomfort recently, the Braves have been looking for a veteran first baseman who can hit in the middle of their lineup.
Lee has hit .251 with 16 homers and a .751 OPS this year. The two-time All-Star is in the final year of his contract. He is still owed a little more than $3 million for the remainder of this season.