Zimmerman has Grade 3 hamstring strain

The Nationals have not announced the seriousness of Ryan Zimmerman's right hamstring injury, only indicating that the third baseman is not doing any activities to strengthen the hamstring. However, according to two baseball sources, Zimmerman has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, which means he could be out awhile.

Lester scratched from tonight’s start as rumors swirl

If Jon Lester does get dealt by the Red Sox before Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, he won't get to make a dramatic final start at Fenway Park. Following Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays, Boston manager John Farrell announced that Lester was scratched from tonight's start in the finale, and Brandon Workman will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to pitch.

Hamels dominates Mets over eight scoreless innings

Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels is exactly the type of pitcher a contending team wants in a postseason race. The Phillies know that better than anybody. Hamels, who led the Phillies to the 2008 World Series championship, dominated Tuesday night in a 6-0 victory over the Mets at Citi Field. He allowed six hits, no walks and struck out eight in eight innings to improve to 6-5 with a 2.55 ERA.

Marlins reportedly interested in dealing for Lester

Whether the Marlins complete a deal or two by Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline remains to be seen. What is evident is the front office is aiming high in its search to bring in a proven winner. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and MLB Network Radio, Miami is one of seven teams who have reached out to the Red Sox regarding Jon Lester.