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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.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 08:36:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers by an unknown team.

The Dodgers can now try to work out a trade with that team, though it seems unlikely to actually happen. If they want to deal him, they'd be better served waiting until the offseason when they can negotiate freely with all 29 other major league organizations. Puig, 25, is batting .369/.414/.631 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 18 games since his demotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City on August 2. He's owed around $25 million on a contract that runs through 2018.
Aug 30 - 5:05 PM

Nelson Cruz is out of the Mariners' lineup Tuesday due to a nerve issue in his left hand.

Cruz felt discomfort on swings Sunday and Monday and will take at least one day of rest, possibly two. He's batting .154 (4-for-26) over his last seven games.
Aug 30 - 4:53 PM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, former NFL player Tim Tebow "struggled against live pitching and received mixed reviews for his physical tools in a two-hour workout" Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Tebow put on a power show during batting practice, slugging eight balls over the wall at USC's Dedeaux Field, but he did not handle live pitching well and his throwing arm from the outfield rated as below average. "I thought he was OK. Better than I expected, to be honest," said one major league scout. "For not having played as long as he had, I thought he did OK." From another scout: "He looked like an actor trying to portray a baseball player." If he truly wants to see this through, Tebow might be best served to accept that winter league contract from Águilas del Zulia in Venezuela. It's not clear if any of the 20 or so MLB teams that attended Tuesday's workout plan to make him such an offer.
Source: USA Today
Aug 30 - 4:42 PM

Nationals pitching coach Mike Maddux said he expects Stephen Strasburg (elbow) to be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list when first eligible next week.

Strasburg made it through an intensive bullpen session Monday without issue and will be allowed to skip a minor league rehab assignment. The ace right-hander landed on the disabled list August 22 with inflammation in his right elbow. He has a concerning 14.66 ERA over his last three starts with Washington.
Aug 30 - 4:31 PM

Shelby Miller will return to the Diamondbacks' rotation Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco.

Miller allowed four earned runs on nine hits and a walk over 4 2/3 innings in his final start with Triple-A Reno. He returns to a brutal 7.14 season ERA and can go on being ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
Aug 30 - 4:26 PM

Dustin Pedroia (personal) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Pedroia was excused from the club for two days to deal with a private family matter. The veteran is starting at second base and batting leadoff on Tuesday against Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
Aug 30 - 4:23 PM

Adam Jones (hamstring) is out of the Orioles' starting lineup again on Tuesday.

Jones tweaked his left hamstring late last week and remains day-to-day. Nolan Reimold is starting in center field and batting ninth Tuesday versus the Blue Jays.
Aug 30 - 4:21 PM

Yulieski Gurriel is out of the Astros' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a run scored on Monday and is batting .389/.450/.500 over his first seven major league games, but the 32-year-old Cuban may still be dealing with some hamstring tightness. Alex Bregman is at third base and Evan Gattis is at DH on Tuesday night against A's right-hander Kendall Graveman.
Aug 30 - 4:19 PM

Steven Matz had a setback with his left shoulder and will no longer start Thursday versus the Marlins.

Matz landed on the disabled list August 22, retroactive to August 15, with a mild left shoulder strain and hasn't been able to get past the injury. Jacob deGrom will slide up a spot in the rotation and start Thursday against Miami. Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that he's hopeful Matz will be ready sometime next week, but there are obviously no guarantees with any type of shoulder injury.
Aug 30 - 4:09 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged Tuesday that "there's a lot of concern" about Neil Walker's injured back.

Walker is missing his third straight start Tuesday against the Marlins with a back injury that has bothered him since August. Collins suggested that the second baseman might not be able to operate as an everyday player down the stretch. Wilmer Flores is at second base and batting sixth Tuesday versus Miami righty Tom Koehler.
Aug 30 - 4:05 PM

Astros activated OF Colby Rasmus from the 15-day disabled list.

Rasmus required surgery earlier this month to remove a cyst from his right ear, but he's feeling better now and didn't require a minor league rehab assignment. The 30-year-old has struggled to the tune of a .211/.286/.352 batting line over 90 games this season and figures to see part-time duty for the final month of the season. He is starting in left field on Tuesday night.
Aug 30 - 3:50 PM




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