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MLB Trade Rumors: Derrek Lee Staying With Cubs, Blocks Trade To Angels

Derrek Lee will finish out this season with the Cubs after reportedly invoking the 10-and-5 rule to block a proposed trade from the Angels. Under the rule, any player who has been in the league for at least 10 years with the five most recent all being for the same team can block a trade.

There is no word on what the Angels offered the Cubs.

Lee is a free agent after this season. He’s 34 years-old and having his worst season as a Cub, hitting .248 and slugging just .387.

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