Carlos Lee Carlos Lee Position left fielder Team Milwaukee Brewers Years of Experience 7 years Age 29 Height 6 ft 2 in Weight 240 lb Bats Right Throws Right College N/A 2006 Salary $8,500,000 Place of Birth Aguadulce, Panama|Aguadulce, Panama Drafted by None Selection Signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1994 Major League Debut May 7, 1999 Carlos Lee Noriel (born June 20, 1976 in Aguadulce, Panama) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball, currently playing for the Milwaukee Brewers of the National League. He bats and throws right-handed.
Lee made his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox on May 7, 1999, hitting a home run in his first-ever Major League at-bat. He would remain in the White Sox organization until being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfielder Scott Podsednik and Luis Vizcaino.
Lee was the White Sox' starting left fielder for the first six years of his career, with only a few games a season as a designated hitter. He can hit for both average and power. From 2001-02, his batting average slumped to the .260s, but he has returned to exceeding .300, and has a career average of .288. His home run totals have continually increased over the years, as he has had at least 31 in each of the last three seasons.
While Lee has provided steady production, he has not often been amongst the top ten in offensive categories or received awards for performance. His best showing being in the National League with 114 RBI. He was selected for the National League All-Star team, as well as the Home Run Derby in 2005. Though disputed, many attribute his second half decline last season due to the Home Run Derby.