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Matt Cain will have his Monday start skipped due to a sore hamstring.
Cain cut his Saturday bullpen session and threw only 15 pitches before his hamstring started to act up on him. He's in no shape to pitch Monday which is a shame considering his strong numbers against the Cubs. The Giants are still hoping that he won't need a DL stint, but they may have no choice. Cain will likely head for an MRI and once they have the results from that, they can formulate a game plan. Yusmiero Petit will take the start in his place.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