Derrek Lee is now a Pittsburgh Pirate, and though you can probably expect more reaction from the first baseman in the morning, MLB.com Orioles beat reporter Britt Ghiroli has some initial words from the now ex-bird.
[on joining Pittsburgh]
Yeah they are playing good. They turned it around so good for them. I’m still playing baseball, so that’s always a good thing.
Predictably, some fans on Twitter and other corners of the Internet are disappointed not to see more enthusiasm in Lee's words, but it's important to keep in mind he was probably sitting in the clubhouse of a team that had just been smacked 17-3 by the Yankees. It was probably the classy move to keep things low-key on his way out of town. It's probably wise to see what he has to say once he joins the team before jumping to conclusions about he level of excitement to be with the Bucs.