Astros send Carlos Lee to Marlins

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Carlos Lee

HOUSTON - The Miami Marlins traded for Houston Astros 1st basemen Carlos Lee on Wednesday.

The Astros get 3rd baseman Matt Dominguez and pitcher Rob Rasmussen in return for Lee.

ESPN reported that the Astros would be on the hook for a sizeable portion of the $9 million in salary owed to Lee this year.

The 36-year-old first basemen is hitting .286 with five homeruns on the year.

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