Carlos Lee 1B MIA Aug 30 '12
According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Carlos Lee continues to draw trade interest from teams that need a right-handed bat.
Lee was reportedly placed on waivers earlier this month. We're assuming he cleared, which means he could be traded to any team. Of course, he has 14 teams on his no-trade list and blocked a trade to the Dodgers earlier this year, so he's no lock to be moved. The 36-year-old is batting .278/.346/.388 with eight home runs, 62 RBI and a .733 OPS over 116 games this season.
Carlos Lee 1B MIA Aug 16 '12
Carlos Lee finished 2-for-3 with a solo home run on Thursday night in the Marlins' loss the Rockies.
Lee opened the game's scoring with his second-inning solo shot, then singled in the eighth. He also drew a walk in the fourth and came around to score on a wild pitch. The 36-year-old has seven total homers and 55 total RBI in 104 games this season.
Carlos Lee 1B MIA Aug 09 '12
Carlos Lee told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that he is interested in returning to the Marlins next season.
"I like this team," said Lee, who was acquired from the Astros in July. "I don't know what their plans are, but I like it here." Spencer was told by a team source that Lee's agent has spoken with the team about returning, but it's not known if the interest is mutual. It's unlikely Lee is in the team's long-term plans, as they already tried to trade him before the deadline and are better off with Logan Morrison at first base as opposed to left field.
Carlos Lee 1B MIA Aug 02 '12
Carlos Lee went 2-for-3 and drove home the Marlins lone run in Thursday's loss to the Braves.
While Lee has already been traded once this season, and could very easily be moved again in a waiver deal, he's quietly having a fairly productive season. He's now hitting .290 with six homers and 43 RBI , including an even .300 average in 24 games with the Marlins.
Carlos Lee 1B MIA Aug 01 '12
Carlos Lee went 2-for-3 with an RBI, run scored and walk in Wednesday's win over the Braves.
Lee now has reached base at least twice in five of his past six games. The RBI was his 13th in 23 games as a Marlin, while he's now hitting .287/.351/.397. Despite the continued evaporation of El Caballo's power, he's unlikely to pass through unclaimed if he's placed on waivers.
Carlos Lee 1B MIA Jul 31 '12
According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, Carlos Lee rejected a deadline trade to the Yankees.
So the Bombers got Casey McGehee from the Pirates instead. Lee probably would have been a better option, but he has a no-trade clause and would not waive it. The Marlins acquired the 36-year-old earlier this month from the Astros.
Carlos Lee 1B MIA Jul 14 '12
Carlos Lee went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Nationals.
Lee's RBI single off Gio Gonzalez in the fourth inning was his first RBI in six games as a Marlin. He has already picked up two stolen bases in Ozzie Guillen's aggressive system there, after attempting zero steals in 66 games with the Astros. There's some fantasy value left in the veteran.
Carlos Lee 1B MIA Jul 05 '12
Carlos Lee is batting third and playing first base Thursday afternoon in his Marlins debut.
Lee was acquired from the Astros on Wednesday for third baseman Matt Dominguez and left-hander Rob Rasmussen. The 36-year-old is expected to serve as Miami's starting first baseman going forward, and will try to improve on the .287/.336/.411 batting line that he registered in 66 games this season with Houston.
Carlos Lee 1B MIA Jul 04 '12
ESPN's Buster Olney reports that first baseman Carlos Lee has been traded to the Marlins for third baseman Matt Dominguez and left-hander Rob Rasmussen.
Lee has already left his Astros teammates back in Pittsburgh and should be available for use in the Marlins' series-finale against the Brewers on Thursday afternoon in Milwaukee. The 36-year-old was hitting .287/.336/.411 with five homers and 29 RBI through 66 games this season for Houston. Miami will hope for better.