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Cubs trade Derrek Lee to Braves

Updated: August 19, 2010, 2:29 AM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs traded first baseman Derrek Lee to the Atlanta Braves for three pitching prospects, the team announced Wednesday.

"It just felt right," Lee said. "The main thing is we have six weeks left and Atlanta is in first place, and they're playing great baseball.

"I understand what [Cubs general manager Jim Hendry] is trying to do over here."

Lee, who is presently dealing with a bulging disk on his lower left side, received an epidural Monday to relieve the pain ...

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