UPDATES & NEWS
Mike Trout (hamstring) is expected to return to the starting lineup on Friday.
Trout was held out of the lineup today and the Angels have an off day tomorrow so hopefully a couple days off will allow Trouts hammy to get the rest it needs. To the surprise of many the consensus #1 pick in most drafts this year Trout has struggled a bit this year needing a mini 3 game hitting streak to get his average back up to .270 on the season but, has also flashed the power and speed that made him that top overall pick. Trout owners and especially those in daily leagues will want to check back with Fantasy Alarm on Friday to find out if indeed Trout will be back in the lineup.ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
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