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The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals made waiver-wire moves Sunday in an attempt to boost their pitching rotations for the stretch run.The Brewers added Jordan Lyles via a waiver claim Juan Samuel Jersey , per an announcement by the San Diego Padres.The Cardinals announced they were awarded Tyson Ross in a separate waiver move.Lyles began the 2017 season in the bullpen for the Colorado Rockies, but after struggling and getting released in August, he signed with the San Diego Padres and moved back into a starting role.This season has been much better for Lyles, who has a 4.29 ERA with 62 strikeouts in 71.1 innings. He's made 24 appearances, including eight starts. He posted a 7.75 ERA over 38 appearances for the Rockies and Padres in 2017.Lyles was a highly touted prospect out of high school Larry Andersen Jersey , as the Houston Astros selected him with the 38th overall pick in the first round of the 2008 MLB draft. The South Carolina native made his major league debut for the Astros in 2011 and spent three seasons with the organization before he was traded to the Rockies prior to the 2014 campaign.Lyles' best season was in 2014, when he went 7-4 with a 4.33 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings across 22 starts for Colorado. Aside from that year, Lyles has never posted an ERA under 5.00.Milwaukee failed to address its rotation prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, so Lyles can slot into the unit as the Brewers try to keep pace with the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central. He could also pitch from the bullpen http://www.philliesfanproshop.com/authentic-robin-roberts-jersey , providing another bridge to Josh Hader and Corey Knebel.Ross gives the Cardinals rotation insurance with Carlos Martinez and Michael Wacha on the disabled list. The right-hander has a 4.45 ERA with 112 hits allowed and 107 strikeouts in 123.1 innings.St. Louis entered play Sunday with a 57-54 record. It trailed Chicago by 7.5 games and Milwaukee by 6.5 in the NL Central and was four games behind the Atlanta Braves for the second wild-card spot. Andrew Weber/Getty ImagesChicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told reporters Monday that manager Joe Maddon was informed the team wouldn't be discussing a contract extension this winter and "will re-evaluate the situation later in the 2019 season," according to Patrick Mooney of The Athletic.Maddon is under contract through the 2019 campaign.Monday's announcement doesn't come as a huge surprise. In early October,Ken Rosenthalof The Athletic reported that "for months talk has persisted within the industry that Epstein and Maddon are not always on the same page."Epstein did deny that report two weeks later, however."I didn't read the whole thing," he said at the time Tug McGraw Jersey , perPaul Sullivanof theChicago Tribune. "But I saw in there that there were some claims that he and I had personal friction. Not true at all. We have a terrific working relationship."Also in early October,Bob NightengaleofUSA Todayreported that Maddon wouldn't be offered a contract extension this winter and would be evaluatedafter the 2019 season, despite Maddon hoping for an extension.All of that smoke turned out to be a fire.That doesn't mean that Maddon won't ultimately be retained. Under his watch, the Cubs have gone 387-261, reached the postseason in four straight years and won the World Series in 2016. Maddon has led one of the most successful periods in franchise history and ended the team's legendary World Series drought.But the 2018 season ended in disappointment Drew Hutchison Jersey , as the team blew a five-game lead in the NL Central in September, lost the divisional tiebreaker game to the Milwaukee Brewers and were one-and-done in the postseason, losing the Wild Card Game to the Colorado Rockies. That end to the season has led to questions about Maddon's future in Chicago, questions that won't be answered until some point in 2019.

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