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Update: Court Summons says Ray Rice knocked his fiancee unconscious.
The story continues to get worse for Ray Rice as the complaint-summons said he attempted "to cause bodily injury to J. Palmer (his fiancee), specifically by striking her with his hand, rendering her unconscious, at the Revel Casino." Video footage from the casino shows Rice dragging her out of the elevator.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
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