The Pittsburgh Pirates activated first baseman Derrek Lee from the disabled list yesterday, and he promptly hit a grand slam in the ninth inning of his first game back, giving the Pirates a 7-5 win. The Pirates added Lee at the trade deadline in exchange for Aaron Baker, but quickly saw him go down with a fractured wrist. All throughout the year, the Pirates have had first baseman Matt Hague hitting well in AAA, with a .309 average and an .829 OPS. However, they've passed over Hague all year, leaving him in AAA with Lyle Overbay struggling, and then again with Derrek Lee injured. Today, David Todd reported that the Pirates won't call up Hague in September.
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