UPDATES & NEWS
Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said he may start Eric Bledsoe at Boston on Friday.
Bledsoe played an energetic 32 minutes off the bench in his first game back from injury. Although he struggled with his shot (5-for-16 from the field, including just 1-for-6 from 3-point land) Bledsoe still finished with 15 points, three rebounds, nine assists, and no turnovers for a positive 2 +/- rating (the only Sun to been in the positive in last night's 110-101 home loss to the Cavs).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