After missing nearly two months, Cubs 1B Derrek Lee was placed on the 15 Day disabled list, suffering from what’s Carrie Muskat “Love” describes as “post-traumatic inflammation of the wrist.”

Iowa IF Ryan “Quiet” Theriot has been called up to take Lee’s roster spot.

While we’re on the subject of trauma, don’t ask Greg Maddux about the double play combination of Nefi Perez and Ronnie Cedeno. Even on his best of days, Cliff Floyd isn’t exactly Carl Lewis beating it down the line, but the Cubs’ failure to double him up in the bottom of the first has their contest with the Mets tied at 3.

Detroit’s Jeremy Bonderman is looking for his 11th win tonight, and the Tigers have already staked him to a 5-0 lead after 2 innings. Brandon Inge his his 18th HR of the season off Cleveland’s Cliff Lee in the first inning, a 3-run shot that was the 18th longball Lee’s allowed in ’06.

Reunited with his hitting coach, Rudy Jaramillo, Texas’ Mark Teixeira continued his 2nd half rebound, hitting his 14th HR of the season in the bottom of the 2nd tonight against the Yankees. New York tied the score at 1 against Kevin Millwood in the visitors’ half of the 3rd when Derek Jeter tripled to center, scoring Melkey Cabrera. Before the game, the Yankees recalled T.J. Beam from Columbus. Once they recall he’s not very good, he’ll no doubt return to Cowtown.

Toledo Mud Hens P Humberto Sanchez, supposedly mentioned in trade chatter between Detroit and multiple suitors, was scratched from his scheduled start tonight. Though the Tigers are supposedly out of the running for Alfonso Soriano, rumors of a move for Milwaukee’s Carlos Lee persist.

A mooted deal from earlier in the day came to fruition when the White Sox sent LHP Tyler Lumsden and RHP Dan Cortes to Kansas City in exchange for Royals reliever Mike MacDougal (above). Amriorix Burgos is your closer now, KC fans. On the bright side, there’s only two more months of punishment to endure…and then you can turn your full attention to Herm Edwards’ press conferences.