Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he's "not optimistic" the club will sign Derrek Lee.
David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that the Yankees have tried to lure Derrek Lee out of retirement to play first base while Mark Teixeira (wrist) is out.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Dodgers are "lukewarm" to the idea of signing free agent first baseman Derrek Lee and want to explore other options first.
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Derrek Lee is still open to playing this season in the "right opportunity."
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Derrek Lee is "definitely" on the Brewers' radar as they look for a replacement for Mat Gamel (knee).
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Derrek Lee is open to continuing his career if the "right opportunity" arises.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, two GMs think retirement is a "viable option" for Derrek Lee if he doesn't find the right deal before spring training.
Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that teams considering upgrades at first base include the Brewers, Cubs, Nationals, Indians, Mariners, Orioles, Rangers, Rays and Pirates.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates still have interest in free agent Derrek Lee.
Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Derrek Lee is not interested in signing with the Indians.
Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Indians are in the market for a right-handed bat, and Derrek Lee, Andruw Jones, Ryan Ludwick and Mike Cameron are on their radar.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington is optimistic about re-signing free agent first baseman Derrek Lee.
The Pirates offered arbitration to Derrek Lee.
The Pirates would like to re-sign free agent Derrek Lee.