Things went from bad to worse when the Cubs discovered that Derrek Lee's injured wrist has two fractures that could sideline him for as much as two weeks. From the AP:
The reigning NL batting champion and a two-time Gold Glove winner fractured the distal radial and distal ulna bones in a freak play during the seventh inning Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Furcal led off with a bunt single to the right of the mound. Reliever Scott Eyre dove for the ball and flipped it toward first base with his glove.
After being in a cast for six weeks, he will likely need another 2-4 weeks of rehab before he's ready to return. Needless to say, it's not exactly how the Cubs were hoping things would go after Lee signed a five-year, $65 million extension a couple of weeks ago.
At first glance, it looks like John Mabry is due for some extended playing time, but don't rule out the possibility of Todd Walker sliding over to play first. A second baseman by trade, Walker has made nine appearances at first base the past two years.