The Marlins acquired Lee from the Houston Astros less than a month ago on July 5. Lee was expected to add a big bat as the Marlins tried to salvage a once-promising season in their new park. But the June woes gave way to more of the same in July and Miami sold off a slew of stars, including Hanley Ramirez and Gaby Sanchez.
It's unlikely a team places a waiver claim on Lee, making him available for trade to any interested partner. As Fish Stripes explains, however, Lee can invoke a no-trade clause -- something he reportedly did before the deadline when Miami thought they had worked out a deal to send the slugger to the Yankees.
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