Report: Cubs Close To Trading Derek Lee To The Braves

Derek Lee

Looks like the Braves aren’t done adding players for a World Series run. According to ESPN Chicago, the Braves are close to bringing Cubs first basemen, Derek Lee into the fold.

The Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves are working on a deal to send first baseman Derrek Lee to Atlanta for prospects, according to a league source.

The teams are “way along in the process” and the deal could be completed within a day, a source told’s Jerry Crasnick. The issue remaining between the teams, according to the source, is more about what the Cubs are willing to accept in return and less about Lee’s willingness to accept the trade.

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