WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports that the Red Sox are "not looking to trade for" Matt Kemp at the moment.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reported Sunday that the Sox were considering a run at Kemp, possibly as part of a package that would send Jon Lester to the Dodgers. Bradford, though, is hearing otherwise. The Mariners are known to have interest in Kemp, but Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan said Sunday that he's more of a backup plan for them at this time. The Dodgers will have to eat a big portion of the $107 million Kemp is owed after this season in order to make a deal happen.
Angel Pagan (back) could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment if he gets through a full workout Tuesday with no issues.
Pagan has been on the shelf since the middle of June with a strained back, but he's felt much better in recent days and should be ready for game action later this week if he avoids a setback. He's on pace to rejoin the Giants in early August if all goes well.
Allen Webster will get another start on Saturday versus the Yankees.
Webster earned another turn after holding the Rays to two runs over 5 1/3 frames on Sunday. "Everything points to Allen making that start. There's no plans right now to make any changes in our rotation," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. Webster will need to pitch well to retain his spot in the rotation, as Brandon Workman looms.
Hector Sanchez (concussion) failed a concussion test Monday.
He'll have to wait 3-4 days before he can take another one. Sanchez was placed on the disabled list Saturday after having to leave Friday's game following a foul top to the mask.
Dodgers signed RHP Barry Enright to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Enright was released by the Phillies earlier this month after posting a 5.58 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 64/33 K/BB ratio over 101 2/3 at Triple-A. He'll give the Dodgers minor league depth.
Royals recalled INF Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha.
Colon was up for a cup of coffee earlier this month, picking up four hits in 12 at-bats. He can play all over the infield and should see some starts at third base against left-handed pitching.
Royals designated C Brett Hayes for assignment.
Hayes wasn't providing much protection for Salvador Perez, batting just .135/.151/.212 over 53 plate appearances. He seems likely to clear waivers. Erik Kratz is the Royals' new backup catcher.
Royals acquired RHP Liam Hendriks and C Erik Kratz from the Blue Jays in exchange for 3B Danny Valencia.
Hendriks holds a 6.08 ERA in three starts in the majors this season but boasts a 2.33 mark at Triple-A. He'll provide some rotation depth for the Royals.