The details of the Brewers' offer for Morneau are not known, but the Rockies evidently did not consider it worth of Morneau's services. He is still under contract for next season and is providing excellent value, leading the National league with a .317 average while adding 14 home runs, 69 RBI and an .857 OPS.
Morneau will be paid $6.75 million in 2015, and his contract has a mutual option for $9 million for 2016.
Rizzo told MLB.com Thursday the injury first began bothering him during Tuesday's rain delay, but it shouldn't be an issue much longer. He hopes to return in time for Friday's series opener against the Cardinals.
"I'd hate to say there's no chance, but I think because we're initiating baby steps that ... I don't know if he'll be ready by Sept. 4 or not. I have no idea. I really don't," manager Bryan Price said. "It's been a real gradual recovery, and it's an injury that needs -- more than anything, beyond strengthening and therapy -- it needs time to recover. ... We just haven't been able to force the recovery faster. There's just no quick fix to this quad problem to where he can play on it with the stability that's needed."
Votto remains without a timetable to rejoin the Reds.
Mayberry has been out since July 21 with inflammation in his wrist, but he was able to work out with the team Wednesday. He's 4 for 22 with one home run in six games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley during his current rehab assignment.
Gonzalez has been on a roll in his last few games, going 6 for 9 with a home run and seven RBI. He has hit .275/.334/.460 with 18 home runs and 90 RBI in 480 at-bats.
Davis followed his heroics of Tuesday night, when he slammed a pinch-hit, three-run homer, by mashing another Wednesday afternoon to key a victory over St. Louis. The latest blast doinked off a speaker an estimated 447 feel away from home plate. His tater off Adam Wainwright was his 10th of the season.
LaRoche hopes to emerge from a slump that has limited him to just five hits in his last 33 at-bats.
His absence is a blow to the team. Rizzo has been on a power surge with five home runs since Aug. 12. He has 10 hits in his last eight games to sweeten his stat line to .278/.375/.514.
Pena has just two hits in his last 20 at-bats. His .374 slugging percentage is at its lowest point since June 28.
Davis isn't playing every day with Pedro Alvarez moving across the diamond, and his home run was just his second one in August. He has hit .238/.352/.379 with nine home runs and 42 RBI in 298 at-bats.