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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

MLB: Cubs' Derrick Lee sits with thumb inflammation

Associated Press

CHICAGO The Chicago Cubs held Derrick Lee out of the lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday because of inflammation in his right thumb.

Lee, batting .364, left Monday's home-opener after the thumb acted up. Manager Lou Piniella expects him to play Thursday.

The Cubs also placed right-handed pitcher Esmailin Caridad on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and recalled right-hander Jeff Gray from Triple-A Iowa.

Caridad struggled in four relief appearances, going 0-1 and allowing four runs in 2 2-3 innings. Gray threw four scoreless innings over three appearances with Iowa.