Astros trade Lee to Marlins

Carlos Lee photo source: Wikimedia Commons
Carlos Lee photo source: Wikimedia Commons

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Miami Marlins are hoping they've added some much needed pop to their line-up by acquiring Carlos Lee from Houston in exchange for a pair of prospects.

The 36-year-old Lee spent five-plus seasons with the Astros and is hitting .287 with five homers and 29 RBI in 65 games this year.

First base has been a problem for Miami this season, where regular Gaby Sanchez was hitting .194 with two homers and 16 RBIs before being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.

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