Tuesday, the Texas Rangers placed Colby Lewis on the disabled list with right elbow tendinitis.
Wednesday, a Texas Rangers scout arrived at Great American Ballpark for Zack Greinke's start against the Cincinnati Reds.
There are no scouting coincidences in the final days of June. Greinke could become this year's Cliff Lee -- for the Rangers or someone else.
Other teams -- including the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels -- had talent evaluators on hand Wednesday. But they had attended Tuesday's game, as well, an indication that the Cincinnati-Milwaukee series was part of their regular coverage. The Rangers' scout came to Cincinnati for Wednesday's game only. And on the final day of the Reds' homestand, this had all the hallmarks of a special assignment related to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
In all, eight major-league teams had scouts in the house. And they saw Greinke's latest impressive outing -- six innings, two earned runs -- as Milwaukee earned a...