UPDATES & NEWS
Chris Davis has been placed on the paternity list. He plans to return Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Come on now. Don;t act like you didn't know this was coming. We reported a few days ago that doctors were going to induce labor for Davis' wife and he was going to be away for both Sunday and Monday. The Sunday lineup hasn't been released just yet, but you can probably expect to see Steve Pearce make a couple of appearances.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