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Carlos Lee hasn’t made decision on trade to Dodgers

Jul 1, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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The Dodgers and Astros have agreed to a trade that would send Carlos Lee to Los Angeles in exchange for pitching prospect Garrett Gould. But Lee has a no-trade clause and isn’t quite sure he wants to go.

The 36-year-old slugger told reporters after Saturday night’s 3-2 loss that he was planning to announce a decision at some point Sunday.

He had not made up his mind by the time he arrived at Wrigley Field for this afternoon’s series-finale with the Cubs.

Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle is on the case, from the north side of Chicago:

Lee is hitting .285/.337/.405 with five home runs and 29 RBI in 62 games this season for 32-46 Houston. The Dodgers are one game back of the Giants in the National League West and hurting badly for offense.

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UPDATE, 11:56 AM: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says the Dodgers aren’t going to sweeten the pot, since they’ve already agreed to pick up whatever remains from Lee’s $18.5 million salary for 2012:

  1. stex52 - Jul 1, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    I don’t blame Carlos for not wanting the deal and it is his right to turn it down. But as an Astro’s fan, I wish he would take it. We could use a prospect, even if he grades out as a #4 pitcher. And the money savings can’t hurt, since management has made it clear they are going to hold a budget for the next couple of years.

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