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The Marlins acquired Astros first baseman Carlos Lee and cash considerations for prospects Matt Dominguez and Rob Rasmussen, the team announced following its 7-6, 10-inning win on Wednesday.
With the Trade Deadline four weeks from today, rumors are starting to fly across baseball. For the Braves, who were five games behind the Nationals in the National League East and 1 1/2 games behind the Mets for the second Wild Card spot heading into Tuesday's games, the rumors have mostly focused on acquiring a starting pitcher.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday the team remains optimistic it can sign Cole Hamels to a contract extension, despite indications the parties are not close to an agreement. Amaro also downplayed multiple reports the Phils are calling teams to gauge interest in Hamels.
While discussions will pick up in intensity in the weeks leading up to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, it will be interesting to see if postseason expansion and some new collective bargaining twists affect the wheeling and dealing.