"He did really well. He had a normal workout, threw 42 pitches," Maddon said. "That's what he always does, that's his number. So now he's in line for Monday to do a sim game, and we'll see how he does after that."
Lester went on the disabled list on Monday due to left shoulder fatigue. He has a 4.37 ERA in 148 1/3 innings this season. Lester was pulled after only 1 2/3 innings in his last start, when he gave up nine runs (seven earned) on seven hits against the Reds on Aug. 17.
Stephen Pianovich is a contributor to MLB.com based in Philadelphia.