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Although Tigers avoided arbitration with Max Scherzer Friday, GM Dave Dombrowski confirms team will still explore a long-term deal with Scherzer.
Scherzer's deal is for about $15.5 million for 2014 so it would be wise for the Tigers to pay Scherzer now versus waiting for him to have another dominating season thereby pushing his price tag even higher.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
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