Derrek Lee May Join Team USA for WBC

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Derrek Lee May Join Team USA for WBC

Chicago Cubs

With first baseman Kevin Youkilis going down with an ankle injury, the United States team may need a new first baseman for the semifinals and finals of the World Baseball Classic.

Apparently they want Derrek Lee, and the Cubs are ok with that.

Hendry said Wednesday night that he would support the first baseman if he decides to play in the World Baseball Classic, but he had not heard from anyone on Team USA or with Major League Baseball as to whether Lee was needed.

It’s only a few games at most, and we’re nearing the later part of Spring Training anyway, so this doesn’t bother me as much as the whole Carlos and Carlos debacle.

Of course, this is all contingent on Lee being healthy enough to play. Lee has been out for half a week with a sore right quad.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.