Listening to the Cubs game Saturday, WGN stated Lee will have his cast off this Wednesday, then possibly be in the lineup the following week, skipping a rehab assignment. Apparently the bones have healed well, Lee is in great shape, and he doesn't want a rehab start.
That's horribly optomistic. Cast off Wednesday, sure, but back in the lineup next week? Doubtful. If those reports are even close to accurate, I'd guess he's back in the lineup in the third week of June or so. That offense sorely needs him, he knows it, and he'll provide some spark as soon as he's back.
I'm guessing he'll DH the Minnesota series starting June 23rd, then back to full action for the Milwaukee series immediately thereafter or the White Sox series the following weekend. Either way, there's no chance he'll miss the White Sox series. He'll be in those games for sure.
<Sigh> Nick Johnson in my lineup just isn't the same.