UPDATES & NEWS
Evan Gattis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against the Reds on Saturday.
Gattis has now hit safely in four of his last five games and is batting .333 (6-for-18) with two home runs, six RBI and two runs scored in that span. While he's only got two walks to 15 strikeouts over 65 at-bats, he's still managing to post strong numbers and proving his worth to fantasy owners. However, let's all remember that the slugging backstop started off this way last season before going into the tank the rest of the way. Perhaps he's learned how to sustain it, but be prepared to maybe trade him should you start to see a steady decline once again.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