Lee to Pittsburgh about to happen; O's get A ball hitter back
The Orioles are apparently on the verge of trading first baseman Derrek Lee to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a low-level minor leaguer, according to an industry source.
The Orioles will also throw in some limited cash -- not enough that the deal will have to be approved by Major League Baseball.
Lee, 35, became expendable when the Orioles acquired Chris Davis from the Texas Rangers on Saturday as part of the Koji Uehara deal.
The prospect is not expected to be a top prospect but is a hitter at the A ball level, a source confirmed.
The Pirates are looking at Lee’s medicals before the deal is consummated.