Ladies and gentlemen, we have a trade. The Chicago Cubs sent 1B Derrek Lee to the Atlanta Braves for three pitching prospects, the team announced Wednesday. Lee was not the same on the field this season for the Cubs. His batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage all his lowest since the 1999 season. However, Atlanta will gladly welcome his late season HR production (55 career HRs in September) as it tries to fend off the Phillies who trail by 2.5 games in the NL East.
Note: The Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats and Information group contributed to this report.