Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/30/12

Houston first baseman Carlos Lee reportedly has told the Astros he would not to waive his partial no-trade clause Saturday to allow a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lee said he was told by Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow the Dodgers have made an offer for him, according to MLB.com and Fox Sports. However, Lee was reluctant to take the deal because he has roots in Texas, including a successful cattle ranch.

"I met with Jeff this morning and he told me what's going on and let's see what happens," Lee told MLB.com prior to Saturday's game at the Chicago Cubs. "I just told Jeff I want to see my options. I just want to wait and see what my options are."

Details of the proposed trade were not revealed, though the Dodgers appear to be seeking offensive help. They have lost 10 of their last 11 games -- including three consecutive shutouts to the rival San Francisco Giants -- and they fallen from a 7 1/2-game first place to a half-game behind the Giants.

Lee, 36, is hitting .290 this season with five homers and 29 RBI. He is in the last year of a six-year, $100 million contract and will make about $9 million for the remainder of the season.

--The Cleveland Indians have placed infielder Lonnie Chisenhall on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture bone above his right wrist, the team announced Saturday.

To take his place on the roster, the Indians have recalled infielder Jason Donald from Class AAA Columbus.

Chisenhall sustained the injury when he was hit by a pitch on the ulna bone Friday night. He was hitting .278 in 24 games with three home runs and nine RBIs.

Donald will have his second stay with Cleveland, where he hit .178 in 16 games. Since being sent to Columbus, he has hit 252 with two homers and 18 RBI in 40 games.

--The Chicago Cubs announced the signing of Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a nine-year, $30 million deal Saturday.

Soler, 20, will report to the Cubs' training facility in Mesa, Ariz., early next week.

"He provides a ton of power potential for us," general manager Jed Hoyer told the Chicago Tribune. "We scouted him heavily and it obviously is a significant commitment for us.

"He fits very well into what we’re trying to do. He's the right age, the right talent and we're excited to get him started."

The Cuban defector, who was added to the Cubs' 40-man roster, drew heavy interest from the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees, before the Cubs earned the right to negotiate with him.

The 20-year-old is a power hitter and has been compared to fellow Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, 26, who signed with the Oakland Athletics during the offseason.

The 6-foot-3 Soler gained notoriety during the 2010 World Junior Championship when he hit .304 for Cuba with a .500 on-base percentage. He defected in 2011.

"You could probably go on and on about the body-type," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "(Like ex-Brewer) Glenn Braggs, the body and size and that kind of strength at that young age. Pretty impressive.

"I hope it all translates into a huge production player at this level."

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