UPDATES & NEWS
Jonathan Papelbon said his partial no trade clause would not impede a trade to a contender.
The Phillies aren't likely to get much in return for Papelbon in spite of the fact he's having a wonderful season. He's owed $13 million in each of the next two seasons. He currently owns a sparkling 1.27 WHIP and 0.88 WHIP, and has converted 22 of 24 save opportunities. ANALYST:
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva