MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - Brewers' general manager Doug Melvin and his staff were planning to work late into the night, to see if they could make a last-minute deal for the stretch run. The non-waiver trade deadline is 3pm Thursday. The Brewers could be in the market for a right-handed reliever for the late innings or a left-handed bench hitter. As of late Wednesday afternoon, the Brewers were still in the running to get Boston starter Jon Lester, but reports said the Red Sox wanted two top prospects. That could be too high of a price for Melvin, who's not ready to sacrifice the future for an impending free agent who would most likely be a two-month rental. E-S-P-N said late Wednesday that Milwaukee, Saint Louis, Baltimore, Miami, and the L-A Dodgers were still in the hunt for Lester. The Cardinals bolstered their starting pitching yesterday by trading a prospect to get Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson. He's expected to start against the Brewers on Saturday at Saint Louis. Masterson is coming off the disabled list with a sore right knee.