Derrek Lee’s Departure from Tuesday’s game

Derrek Lee has left Tuesday’s game in second inning with an aggravated shoulder.

Instead of doing my best Chicken Little and crying that the sky is falling, I’m taking a wait and see approach.  It’s hard to tell what to make of this.  As usual, there’s not a lot of information.  I’m not an optimist but at the same time I don’t believe in making things out to be worse than what they could be especially since we simply don’t have any info. 

That said, the Cubs simply don’t need this.  Lee has played all 82 games at first base this year so if it is something serious, the Cubs will have some re-arranging to do to take care of this.  That of course, says nothing of replacing the best hitter in the NL for the first half of this season. 

Cub fans can only hope this is a day-to-day injury that will take care of itself over the All-Star break. 


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