UPDATES & NEWS
Adrian Beltre returned to the lineup and went 1-for-5 with a double and one RBI against the Mariners on Friday.
As expected, Beltre was back in the lineup on Friday night and escaped without re-aggravating his injury lower half, which means it should be smooth sailing ahead. He has yet to hit his first home run of the season through 33 at-bats, but has made good contact in the early going, so there is nothing fantasy owners should worry about moving forward. 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