UPDATE: Dodgers engaged in talks to acquire Astros first baseman Carlos Lee
UPDATE: Do we have a case of mistaken identity? FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal says that Buster Olney has the wrong Lee included in this proposal.
Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports the same thing:
This makes more sense if L.A. is looking for power, since Lowrie is far from a proven commodity. And it seems awfully premature for the Dodgers to be giving up on Zach Lee.
More from Brown and from Rosenthal:
Finally, here's Olney's response:
Buster Olney of ESPN.com sent out a series of tweets on Friday night detailing a potential deal between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, centering on the Dodgers' getting shortstop Jed Lowrie and the Astros' getting top pitching prospect Zach Lee.
Lowrie is having a breakout season after being acquired from the Boston Red Sox, hitting .262 with 14 home runs and 33 RBIs. Lee was a first-round pick in 2010 who signed at the last minute for $5.25 million, forgoing the chance to play quarterback at LSU. He was recently promoted to Double-A.