Carlos Lee still undecided on trade to the Dodgers
Astros first baseman Carlos Lee has yet to make a decision on whether to accept a trade to the Dodgers, he said as he arrived at Wrigley Field for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
Carlos Lee has yet to make a decision on whether he'll accept a trade to the Dodgers, he told MLB.com's Brian McTaggert (via Twitter). Lee said he's in Sunday's lineup against the Cubs.
Houston and Los Angeles agreed to a deal that would send Lee to the Dodgers while the Astros would receive minor-league right-hander Garrett Gould, but Lee had a partial no-trade clause with a list of teams, including the Dodgers. The Dodgers agreed to pay the rest of Lee's 2012 salary, a total of nearly $9 million.
Lee, 36, is a free agent following the season. He is hitting .285/.337/.405 with five home runs this season. His average is about the same at home as it is on the road, but the rest of his slash line is vastly different. At Minute Maid Park, he's hitting .286/.362/.459 and .284/.304/.339 on the road. All five of his home runs are at home this season. In 32 career games and 136 plate appearances at Dodger Stadium, Lee has hit .270/.331/.451 and five home runs.
The Astros could also deal starter Wandy Rodriguez and closer Brett Myers. The left-handed Rodriguez (6-5, 3.52 ERA) is owed $3.5 million after July 31 and $13 million in 2013. If he is traded, his $13 million club option for 2014 becomes a player option. Myers (17 saves, 3.71 ERA) is owed $3.8 million after July 31 and there is a $10 million club option for 2013 with vesting options.
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