As a trade between the Mariners and Yankees fell through hours ago, it looks as if Cliff Lee is heading to the Texas Rangers in a deal centered around Justin Smoak.
Alyson Footer reports that:
Cliff Lee confirms he was traded to the Texas Rangers, tells ESPN.com "it's official from first to last."
Now that Lee has landed in Texas, any deal between the Astros and Rangers involving Roy Oswalt is essentially dead. The Rangers got the pitcher that they wanted and would like to hold on to as many prospects as they can at this point.