Carlos Lee - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Nov 24, 2006:Signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.
Jul 4, 2012:Traded by the Houston Astros to the Miami Marlins for Matt Dominguez and Rob Rasmussen.

This Date in Astros History

Nov 24, 2006:Slugger Carlos Lee is signed to a six-year contract for a reported $100 million dollars. Nicknamed "El Caballo", the outfielder comes to Houston after stops with the White Sox, Brewers and Rangers. The Astros also ink righthander Woody Williams to a two-year deal worth $12.5 million dollars. The 40-year-old veteran is a Houston native who formerly pitched at the University of Houston.
Apr 13, 2007:Roy Oswalt gets his 100th victory in an un-Oswalt-like way. He walks six and allows six runs but Carlos Lee's three homers and a three-run blast by Morgan Ensberg pace a 9-6 victory at Philadelphia. Lee belts a grand slam as well as two solo shots while Craig Biggio takes over eighth place on the All-Time doubles list with 641, passing Honus Wagner.
May 12, 2007:Roy Oswalt sails to his sixth win in a 10-4 bombing of the Diamondbacks. Mike Lamb and rookie Hunter Pence crunch three hits apiece, including a home run. Carlos Lee and Luke Scott also go deep. Lee leads the league in RBIs with 34. Craig Biggio ties Sam Crawford on the all-time hits list at 2,964 while passing Carl Yastrzemski for seventh on the all-time doubles list (647).
Jun 28, 2007:Craig Biggio gets the 3,000th hit of his career. And 3001. And 3002. In fact, Biggio gets five hits for the second time in his career, all singles. The milestone moment comes in the seventh and plates Brad Ausmus to tie the Rockies at one. His final hit puts him at third base in the 11th when Carlos Lee rocks a grand slam off Brian Fuentes into the Crawford Boxes for an 8-5 thriller. Lance Berkman and Mike Lamb homer in the eighth put the game into extras. Biggio becomes the 27th member of the 3,000-hit club and the first to reach it with a five-hit performance.
Jul 8, 2007:Roy Oswalt, newly named to his third consecutive All-Star team, wins his eighth of the year, an 8-3 stroll over the Mets. Houston does all their scoring in the first four innings, led by Chris Burke who homers and scores three times. Carlos Lee, the other Astro All-Star, adds his league-leading 73rd RBI going into the midseason break.
Apr 25, 2008:A triple by Miguel Tejada and a solo homer by Carlos Lee key a three-run rally in the ninth off Jason Isringhausen to stun the Cardinals, 3-2. After starting the season 6-12, the revamped Astros notch their sixth win in a row to climb back to the .500 mark.
May 2, 2008:Consecutive homers by Miguel Tejada, Lance Berkman and Carlos Lee highlight a 7-4 victory over Milwaukee. The feat happens in the sixth off Carlos Villarreal. Tejada's blast comes after he promised a homer to a child with muscular dystrophy before the game. Hunter Pence accounts for the other three tallies with a pair of long balls.
Aug 1, 2008:Mark Loretta drills a grand slam off Aaron Heilman in the eighth to give the Astros a 7-3 victory over the Mets. Solo homers by Kaz Matsui, Brandon Backe and Carlos Lee supply the other three tallies. Doug Brocail picks up the win in relief.
Aug 8, 2008:Carlos Lee picks up his league-leading 100th RBI and the 1,000th RBI of his career with a two-run double that defeats the Reds in ten innings, 9-5. Lee has four hits, including a solo homer. Kaz Matsui, Humberto Quintero and Hunter Pence also go deep. Chris Sampson gets the win with three innings of relief work. The next day, Lee's season would end when he is plunked by Bronson Arroyo, breaking his pinkie finger.
Aug 12, 2009:Hunter Pence launches a pair of three-run homers to pace a 14-6 thrashing of the Marlins. Lance Berkman comes off the disabled list to drill a pair of RBI doubles. Carlos Lee adds three hits and three RBIs. Rookie Bud Norris lasts five inning to up his record to 3-0 since a midseason call-up.
May 5, 2010:Homerless all season, Carlos Lee drills a two-run shot off Juan Gutierrez in the bottom of the ninth to topple the Diamondbacks, 4-2, and halt an eight-game losing streak. However, their 9-18 start is the worst record in the National League.
Aug 3, 2010:Angel Sanchez delivers four hits and six RBIs as the Astros erupt for an 18-4 mauling in St. Louis on 22 hits. Everyone in the starting lineup had at least one hit. Carlos Lee and Pedro Feliz contributed three hits each. Bud Norris coasted to the win. The seven-game winning streak has pushed the surging Astros into fourth place in the division.
Aug 24, 2010:Chris Johnson gets his fourth single of the night to drive in Hunter Pence with the winning run in a 4-2, 16-inning marathon at Philadelphia. Carlos Lee's two-run blast gives Houston the lead until Jimmy Rollins homers with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. The Phillies insert former Astro Roy Oswalt in left field after Ryan Howard is ejected in the 14th. Oswalt comes to bat as the last hope in the 16th before tapping out to third. The surprising Astros sweep the Phils and push all the way to third in the division before a late swoon leaves them with a 76-86 record and a fourth place finish.