Marlins acquire slugger Carlos Lee from Houston

MILWAUKEE -- The Marlins today acquired outfielder Carlos Lee and cash considerations from the Houston Astros in exchange for INF Matt Dominguez and LHP Rob Rasmussen. The announcement was made by Marlins' President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest.

In 65 games with the Astros this season, Lee has hit.286 (73x255) with 15 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 29 RBI. In his five-plus seasons with Houston, he has hit at a .286 clip (894x3121) with 133 homers and 533 RBI.

Lee, 36, is a lifetime .286 hitter with 457 doubles, 19 triples, 354 home runs and 1,315 RBI. Since 2003, the right-handed slugger has driven in 975 runs, ranking as the sixth-most among active players behind Albert Pujols (1,121). The Panamanian native is a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner (2005 & '07).

Dominguez, 21, the Marlins first selection (12th overall) of the 2007 First-Year Player draft, was hitting .234 (67x286) with 14 doubles, seven home runs and 46 RBI for triple-A New Orleans. He is a career .252 hitter over six minor league seasons, tallying 116 doubles, four triples, 65 home runs and 323 RBI in 548 games. He saw action at the Major League level with the Marlins in 2011, posting a .244 average (11x45) with four doubles and two RBI in 17 games.

Rasmussen, 22, was Miami's second-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, and owned a 4-7 record with a 3.90 ERA (87.2 IP/38 ER) in 16 starts for single-A Jupiter. In 49 career appearances, the lefty has gone 16-17 with a 3.67 ERA (242.2/99).