UPDATES & NEWS
Phillies announce A.J. Burnett left Friday's game with "groin soreness" and was removed for precautionary reasons.
Well that's a lot better than freaking out about a potential shoulder problem and reduced velocity. While the removal is supposedly precautionary, we'll have to see how he's feeling Saturday morning before assuming that the injury is minor and that he'll make his next start.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