First he was supposed to go to the Twins, then the Yankees, but he finally ended up with the Rangers.
The Rangers will send first baseman Justin Smoak, and minor leaguers Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke, and Matt Lawson to the Mariners in return for Lee and reliever Mark Lowe.
Lee is 8-3 with a 2.34 ERA this season for the Mariners, his first in Seattle. The Phillies traded him this offseason after acquiring Roy Halladay.
The trade to Texas came together just hours after talks with the Yankees fell apart.
Tags: Baseball, Cliff Lee, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers