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Arian Foster tweeted that he has been medically cleared by his doctor.
Obviously we'll wait for a more official announcement from the team, but for now we can take this as a step in the right direction. Foster's recovery from back surgery went well and the hope is that he will be a full-go for the start of the season. However, given his injury history, it's going to be very difficult to trust him as a first-round pick. Also look for the Texans to bring in a strong complementary back to make up for the loss of Ben Tate. Foster is not going to be able to shoulder the entire load all by himself.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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