Cubs: Craig Kimbrel, who last pitched on Sept. 1, was “feeling better,” according to manager Joe Maddon, but there still is no timetable for the closer’s return from right elbow inflammation. When asked if Kimbrel could miss the rest of the regular season, Maddon said they will evaluate his status after a bullpen session on Sunday.
● Wrigley Field organist Gary Pressy, who began his career in 1987 and worked his 2,679th consecutive game Saturday, will retire at the end of the season.
Red Sox: Boston is on track to pay a $13.05 million luxury tax for a season in which they are likely to miss the playoffs. The World Series champions’ payroll for purposes of the tax increased from $239.7 million on opening day to $242.8 million on Aug. 31, according to calculations by the commissioner’s office obtained by The Associated Press. That is well over the $206 million threshold where the tax begins. Twins: Right-handed pitcher Sam Dyson, who has been out since Sept. 3 with a sore bicep, shut down his throwing session Friday.
Pirates: Center fielder Starling Marte was out of the lineup for a sixth straight game with a left wrist sprain and was limited to pinch running.