Astros show their love for 'old man' Lee

Astros show their love for 'old man' Lee

HOUSTON -- Carlos Lee turned 36 years old on Wednesday, and as the oldest player on the young Astros' squad, his teammates took the opportunity to remind Lee of his relative advanced age.

When Lee arrived in the clubhouse Wednesday morning, there was a large sign above his locker that read, "Happy 56th birthday." There was also a wheelchair in front of his locker with a foam cushion, as well as a walking stick.

"That just goes to show you how much my teammates love me," said Lee, who wasn't sure who was behind the prank.

Lee, who is in the final year of a six-year, $100 million contract, is one of only five Astros players who are over 30 years old -- along with Brandon Lyon (32), Wandy Rodriguez (33), Brett Myers (31) and Chris Snyder (31).

Lee went 1-for-3 on his special day in the Astros' 2-1 loss.