Wednesday, July 4, 2012


This could make me ignore the burn ban and set off fireworks tonight...

4:59pm - Rosenthal: Source: #Marlins were not on Lee's limited no-trade list. In other words, his approval was NOT needed for the trade.

4:55pm - Rodriguez: Astros will pay remainder of Lee's salary, minus pro-rated league minimum.

4:52pm - Rodriguez: Now Matt Dominguez scratched from New Orleans lineup, but still not told of trade. Zephyrs playing #Astros Triple-A OKC affiliate today.

4:43pm - Rodriguez: Rasmussen has been scratched from Double-A start, but still not informed of trade

4:35pm - Juan Rodriguez (Sun-Sentinel Marlins Beat Writer) : Rasmussen slated to make Double-A debut tonight. As of 5 minutes ago, hadn't been scratched.

4:18pm - Levine: Lowrie was removed from the game for baseball reasons, not as part of a trade.

Matt Dominguez is a 22-year old, 6'1" 215lb righty 3B, the 1st Round pick of the Marlins (12th overall) in 2007. He had been hitting .234/.291/.357 in 78 games for Triple-A New Orleans.

Rasmussen is a 23-year old 5'9" 165lb LHP. He was the 2nd Round pick in the 2010 draft by the Marlins. In High-A Jupiter this season, he is 4-7 with a 3.90 ERA / 1.36 WHIP, with 75K:36BB in 87.2IP.

4:13pm - Olney: Sources: The Marlins are trading Matt Dominguez and P Rob Rasmussen for Carlos Lee.

4:12pm - Lee's locker has been cleaned out and he is gone

4:11pm - Levine: Carlos Lee's locker is empty

4:05pm - Levine: Astros clubhouse has been closed for 20 minutes following today's loss to the Pirates.

4:01pm - ESPN: The Astros and Marlins are "deep" into talks in a trade that would send Carlos Lee to Miami, a team to which he has indicated a willingness to accept a trade.

3:53pm - Olney: Am told that the Lee deal is not completely done, but there has been a whole lot of progress. As much as HOU wants to move Lee,seems likely.

3:08pm - Levine: Lee and Lowrie have been pulled from the game.