CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers are among the teams who have called the Red Sox about left-hander Jon Lester.
As Heyman notes, the Brewers have been aggressive with in-season moves before, but it's not clear if they have the pieces to get a deal done. Rookie right-hander Jimmy Nelson is one possibility. Of course, the Brewers aren't alone in their interest for Lester, as the Dodgers, Mariners, Pirates and Orioles have also reportedly been in touch with the Red Sox.
Mark Teixeira (lat) singled as a pinch-hitter Monday.
Sidelined with a lower left lat strain, it was his first game action since July 20. The expectation is that he will be back in the starting lineup Tuesday.
Aaron Hill (hand) flew out as a pinch-hitter Monday.
Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and has missed back-to-back starts since, but he's expected to return to the lineup Tuesday. The 32-year-old could be a trade target this week.
Josh Harrison finished 2-for-3 with a walk, solo homer and two runs scored in Monday's win against the Giants.
Harrison's last 48 hours have been better than yours. He went 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and two steals in Sunday's win against the Rockies and followed it up with tonight's box score stuffer. Harrison has been one of Pittsburgh's most valuable players this year, posting a solid .298/.336/.460 slash with seven homers while starting 11 games or more at four different positions (second base, third base, left field and right field).
Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-3 in Monday's 5-0 setback against Pittsburgh.
San Francisco didn't much offense going as Vance Worley tossed a complete-game shutout, but Kung-Fu Panda rapped a pair of one-baggers. Sandoval had gone hitless in his last two and three out of his last four. The rotund third sacker is slashing .278/.326/.429 with 12 homers and 44 RBI.
Vance Worley tossed his first career shutout, allowing only four hits, in a 5-0 victory against the Giants on Monday.
It was the best start of his career. He induced two double plays, striking out three and walking one. Worley's control continues to be outstanding, and it in part explains his mini resurgence. Only 29 of his 100 pitches were balls, and he's issued only seven eight passes in 49-plus innings all year. The 26-year-old finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2011 and was the Twins' Opening Day starter last season, but he went through waivers unclaimed in March after a horrific 2013. Called up a month-and-a-half ago, Worley has staked his claim to a rotation gig with a 4-1 record, 2.54 ERA and 1.07 WHIP across seven starts and one relief appearance. And would you believe the formerly maligned starter, given up for dead mere months ago, has a career 3.95 ERA? Worley travels to Arizona on Saturday.
Madison Bumgarner was roughed up for five runs on six hits over four innings in a 5-0 loss to the Pirates on Monday.
He rode into this start on a three-start winning streak, having surrendered only one run over his last two. Bumgarner didn't bring his good stuff -- striking out two, walking two, and giving up a Josh Harrison solo homer -- but perhaps that isn't a surprise. After all, the southpaw hasn't been comfortable at home in 2014, entering this evening 4-5 with a 5.22 ERA in 10 outings at AT&T Park. He's now given up at least four earned runs in eight of 11 home starts. Luckily, Bumgarner will toe the rubber Sunday in New York against the Mets.
Nick Ahmed singled in Martin Prado in the top of the 15th to lead the Diamondbacks past the Reds 2-1 on Monday.
It was Ahmed's second single in six at-bats. He's hitting just .229 with no walks and no homers in 48 at-bats since his callup, but he's flashed plenty of leather at shortstop. He's a potential regular at the position despite his lack of any real offensive upside.