UPDATES & NEWS
The Reds and LHP Aroldis Chapman agree to terms on a 1-year $5 million contract, avoiding arbitration.
Chapman, the most dominant lefty reliever in baseball, might see his workload increase a bit this season as the club has said they'd like to push him a bit more this season after he's averaged about 66 innings the past two campaigns while racking up 38 saves each season.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