MILWAUKEE — Ozzie Guillen knows Carlos Lee from their time together with the Chicago White Sox. Now Guillen hopes Lee can provide his typical brand of slugging on the field for the Miami Marlins, and give them some leadership off of it.
The Marlins acquired Lee from the Houston Astros in a trade on Wednesday, sending a pair of minor leaguers to Houston.
The deal was first reported by ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney.
“It’s a huge move, I think, the front office, showing people how much we want to win,” Guillen said. “They show how much we care about winning this year, they showed the players that they’re willing to do anything to help this ballclub.”
The Astros acquired third baseman Matt Dominguez and left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen in the deal.