UPDATE: Dodgers engaged in talks to acquire Astros first baseman Carlos Lee

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Saturday June 30th, 2012

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.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/218898276370493441

Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports the same thing:

https://twitter.com/TBrownYahoo/status/218899950753419269

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:

https://twitter.com/TBrownYahoo/status/218901524942831618

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/218902618511118338

Finally, here's Olney's response:

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/218904130457059328

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/218904354193813504

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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.

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/218885968348983297

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/218886253523898368

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/218886973656539136

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/218887213725913088

Lowrie is having a breakout season after being acquired from the Boston Red Sox, hitting .262 with 14 home runs and 33 RBIs.

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