We know Carlos Lee isn't headed to the Dodgers, but there are reports of Jed Lowrie possibly being traded within the division. Phil Rogers of Tribune Newspapers doesn't cite any sources but says the Pirates are a "likely trading partner."
Shortstop Jed Lowrie has been a huge surprise for the Astros but could be dealt within the NL Central. The Pirates are a likely trading partner. ...
Lowrie is hitting .257 with 14 home runs and 33 RBIs this season. He only has one hit in his last 16 at bats, but homered in the Astros' 5-3 win over the Padres on June 26.
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