Derrek Lee traded to Pirates

Updated: July 31, 2011, 1:37 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Derrek Lee was traded from the Baltimore Orioles to Pittsburgh on Saturday night, giving the surprising Pirates a proven bat as they try to stay close in the crowded NL Central race.

In exchange for Lee, the last-place Orioles received minor league first baseman Aaron Baker. The deal was announced about 16 hours before Sunday's non-waiver trade deadline.

As a smooth-fielding first baseman with a capable right-handed bat, Lee fills a pair of holes for the Pirates ...

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