FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the trade talks for Alex Rios "could go to the end."
Rosenthal notes that several of the clubs interested in Rios -- the Indians, Reds, Royals and Giants -- have been fading of late. He also mentions that the Rangers are willing to pick up a portion of what remains of the outfielder's $12.5 million salary for this season. Rios is batting .305/.334/.431 with four homers and 43 RBI in 2014.
Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.
Kontos has gone back-and-forth between the majors and minors a few times this season even though he's pitched well with the big club, posting a 3.00 ERA while striking out 21 over 21 frames. He'll be back eventually.
Jayson Werth flied out as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.
Werth didn't start the game after tweaking his ankle Monday, but the fact that he was able to pinch-hit was a good sign. He has a good chance to return to the lineup Wednesday.
Aaron Hill went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his return to the lineup Tuesday.
Hill missed back-to-back starts after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's ready to go now. The 32-year-old could be traded before Thursday's deadline.
Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 at the plate in his return to the lineup Tuesday.
Chisenhall missed the previous two contests due to illness, but it shouldn't be an issue going forward. The third baseman his hit just .219/.318/.307 over 38 contests since his three-homer game back on June 9.
Endy Chavez was retired as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday versus the Indians.
Chavez had been unavailable the last few days after jamming his finger. The veteran outfielder is hitting just .260/.284/.344 for the Mariners this season.
Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in Tuesday's 8-4 win against the Braves.
Kemp's two-run homer to the opposite field in the second off Atlanta starter Aaron Harang put the Dodgers up 2-1, and his two-run shot to dead center in the seventh gave Los Angeles a 7-4 lead. He went 103 plate appearances between hitting his last homer on June 25. This was the seventh multi-homer game of Kemp's career. His slash line is up to .282/.347/.453 to go with 10 homers and 44 RBI.
Yasiel Puig finished 4-for-5 and missed the cycle by a homer in Tuesday's 8-4 win against Atlanta.
You'll recall that Puig went 4-for-5 with three triples and a double on Friday. The center fielder ranks second in the National League in batting average (.318), slugging percentage (.545) and OPS (.949). He's on pace for 18 homers, 82 RBI and 89 runs.