Cubs Lee Drops Appeal, Starts Serving Suspension

Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee has dropped his appeal and began serving a five-game suspension today for his role in a brawl with the San Diego Padres on June 16th.

The melee began after Lee was hit by a pitch from San Diego's Chris Young. Lee was convinced that Young was throwing at him, had words with the pitcher as he walked to first base and then threw a punch. Young swung back and the benches emptied.

Young has already served his five-game suspension.

Lee started serving the suspension, in part, because he has a sore left ankle after fouling a pitch off it last night.

In addition to today's game against the Giants, Lee will also miss Thursday's series finale against San Francisco and a three-game series at Wrigley Field against Arizona this weekend.

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