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Orioles Send Derrek Lee To Pittsburgh

The Orioles have traded Derrek Lee to the Pirates.

In exchange for Lee, last-place Baltimore received minor league first baseman Aaron Baker.

"I've kind of known it's been coming the last couple days, so it's not a shock or anything. It's just the business of baseball," Lee said in the Baltimore clubhouse.

Via Associated Press

Rangers Send Hunter, Davis To Orioles For Uehara

The Rangers have acquired reliever Koji Uehara from the Orioles in exchange for infielder Chris Davis and right-handed pitcher Tommy Hunter.

Texas will also get $2 million back from Baltimore, according to sources.

Via Richard Durrett/ESPN.com

Cardinals, Tigers In Pursuit Of Guthrie

The Cardinals have joined the Tigers among the teams interested in Orioles right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, according to major-league sources.

St. Louis would like to add a starting pitcher so that they can send Kyle McClellan back to the bullpen, where he has had more success.

Guthrie is 4-13 with a 4.35 ERA in 22 games this season.

Via Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Scott Done For Season With Torn Labrum

Orioles left fielder Luke Scott will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury that severely limited his effectiveness at the plate.

Scott has a torn labrum in his right arm.

He was removed from the 15-day disabled list Friday, but didn't get through an entire game against the Angels before realizing he could not hit as he did before the injury.

Scott hit .284 with 27 homers and 72 RBIs last year.

He told reporters Saturday "I battled through it the best I could, but I'm not helping the team."

Via Associated Press

Guthrie Interests Yankees, But Deal Doubtful

The Yankees are looking for pitching and right-hander Jeremy Guthrie interests them.

However, it's highly unlikely that Orioles owner Peter Angelos will trade Guthrie to New York.

Angelos was a long-time rival of deceased Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

Via Jon Heyman/Sports Illustrated

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