Aug. 22, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Miami Marlins first baseman Carlos Lee reacts in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Miami Marlins first baseman Carlos Lee is drawing trade interest from several teams in need of a right-handed bat, reports Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports:
Carlos Lee continues to draw trade interest from teams needing right-handed bat for final month. OPSing at .713 in 50 games with Marlins.— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) August 30, 2012
Acquired by Miami at the beginning of the trade deadline period when the team still thought it was in contention, Lee has been rumored to be back on the trading block since late July. The 36-year-old has not done much since arriving in Miami, hitting .264/.359/.354 with three home runs in fifty games, but may still hold value for teams looking for bench depth.
Complicating things is Lee's partial no-trade clause, which blocks trades to fourteen teams. Lee already blocked trades to the Dodgers and Yankees this season, and has also publicly stated he would like to remain in Miami this season.
Clubs have until the end of the day to acquire Lee if they want him on their postseason roster. The San Francisco Giants are reportedly looking for a right-handed bat and could be in play for Lee, but nothing has been confirmed at this point.