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Astros' Lee, NL RBI leader, out 6-8 weeks after breaking pinkie

Updated: August 10, 2008, 7:48 AM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Houston slugger Carlos Lee was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday night because of a broken left pinkie and was expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Outfielder Reggie Abercrombie's contract was purchased from Triple-A Round Rock.

Lee left the Astros' 3-1 victory at Cincinnati in the third inning Saturday night after getting hit by a pitch.

The left fielder, who reached the 100-RBI level for the fourth consecutive season on Friday night and leads the NL ...

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