Jeff Samardzija still remains winless despite pitching six shutout innings on Saturday versus the Braves where he allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out seven.
Despite allowing over two runs in a start only once this season, Samardzija has yet to find himself in the win column this season, with Saturday's six shutout innings being his latest casualty. He is now 0-3 with a 1.45 ERA and 1.05 WHIP through his first eight starts but has yet to show up in the strikeout department (6.84 K/9). The Cubs ace will be on the hunt for win No. 1 when he takes on the Cardinals on Thursday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Lions placed CB Alex Carter on injured reserve.
It is now officially a lost season for the rookie. He was placed on short-term IR to begin the season, and is now done for the year. He has no stats, and while he says he is healthy, the fact remains that he is too far behind after missing the first nine weeks of the season with the IR/Designated to Return status to open the season. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Redskins are working out CB AL Louis-Jean on Tuesday.
He played in nine games with the Bears in 2014, but was released this season out of training camp, having failed to impress the new coaching regime in Chicago. He has decent size at 6'1" for a cornerback, and also flashes good speed for coverage. At present, you do not need to put him on your IDP radar, unless he is signed to the 53-man roster instead of the practice squad. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson