Derrek Lee Traded to Braves

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The Atlanta Braves have acquired first basemanDerrek Lee from the Chicago Cubs.

Lee has put up disappointing numbers in the final season of hisfive-year, $65 million contract, hitting .251 with 16 homers and 56RBIs. He's also been bothered by a sore back that kept him out ofthe Cubs' game Wednesday against San Diego.

But the Braves, leading the NL East by 2½ games, are looking forany offensive help they can get after losing Chipper Jones to aseason-ending knee injury - even though they already have TroyGlaus at first base.

Atlanta will send three minor-leaguers to the Cubs.

The teams announced the trade after the Padres 5-1 win over theCubs.

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