UPDATES & NEWS
Greg Oden put up six points in eight minutes of his 1st game since 2009.
Oden had a nice showing in his Heat debut on Wednesday, but with little playing time to go around, it will be tough for him to do much better as the season progresses. The fact that he is still on an NBA roster is somewhat surprising, considering his laundry list of injuries and the fact he has been inactive since 2009. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Rays designated P Grant Balfour for assignment.
There's no word as to why Balfour was DFA'd here as he's pitched pretty well so far, especially for a guy who had to leave the team during spring training to help take care of his ailing father. He did hit a bump in the road Saturday when he allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, but before that, he had made five appearances, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with no runs. The Rays will likely give some reason for the move, but look for Balfour to pick up with another team fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender