UPDATES & NEWS
Matt Cain pitched five perfect innings against the Cubs Monday.
Cain will be looking to rebound from a terrible 2013 season in which he he finished with his highest earned-run average since 2006 and the most home runs he has allowed in career (23). He is coming at somewhat of a value this season and is worth taking a shot on if you believe he is going to rebound.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