Sore shoulder sidelines Cubs' Lee; Prior to visit doctor

Updated: March 15, 2006, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee won't play for the United States in Thursday's World Baseball Classic game against Mexico because of a sore left shoulder.

Prior Lee

Lee, last season's National League batting champion, bruised his shoulder Sunday diving for a foul pop fly in a 4-3 victory over Japan in Anaheim, Calif.

The Cubs sent Lee to Dr. Lewis Yocum, a specialist in Los Angeles, who performed an MRI and arthrogram Tuesday. Cubs team trainer Mark O'Neal ...

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