Jordan Zimmermann was strong into the seventh inning, allowing only one unearned run in 6 1/3 innings as the Nationals escaped with a win against the Mets on Wednesday.
Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears from "people involved in the process" that the Phillies are "strong contenders" for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. indicated Tuesday that he expects A.J. Burnett to return next season.
Madison Bumgarner was a beast again Tuesday, holding the Royals to one run over seven excellent frames in a 7-1 World Series Game 1 victory.
James Shields lasted just three-plus innings Tuesday against the Giants, allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk in the World Series Game 1 loss.
Hunter Pence launched a two-run homer and reached base four times in Tuesday's World Series Game 1 win over the Royals.
LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins have three finalists for their manager job in Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz and Torey Lovullo.
Phillies re-signed RHP Jerome Williams to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
Jason Vargas will start in Game 4 of the World Series against the Giants on Saturday.
Jeremy Guthrie will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Giants on Friday.
Michael Morse is in the starting lineup as the designated hitter for Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals.
Lorenzo Cain will bat third in Game 1 of the World Series against the Giants on Tuesday night.