UPDATES & NEWS
Paul Millsap had wrap on his right thumb during practice on Tuesday, but wore a starters jersey at shootaround.
Millsap injured his thumb during Sunday's game against the Pacers but stayed in to finish with 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks over 33 minutes on the floor. He indicated that the injury was minor and he planned to play through it, so a starter's jersey during the shootaround confirms it. He should be fine to use in your lineup Tuesday.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