Found August 03, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
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Back on July 4, the Miami Marlins acquired Carlos Lee from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor leaguers Matt Dominguez and Rob Rassmussen. Less than a month later, it appears the Marlins are doing whatever they can to ship Lee out of town. Reports have surfaced that leading up to baseball’s trade deadline, Miami had a deal in place to ship Lee to the New York Yankees in exchange for $1 million. The veteran refused to waive his no-trade clause, so the trade died. The Marlins also offered Lee to the Baltimore Orioles, but the teams couldn’t come to an agreement. After making such a bold move to get Lee in early July, it’s kind of hilarious that the Marlins are almost immediately trying to flip him. It shows just how much of a mess Miami’s baseball team is right now. Lee may not pass through waivers, since basically his entire contract is being covered by the Astros. So a team that needs a power-hitting righty could put in a claim on him. The Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays co...
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