UPDATES & NEWS
Manager Joe Maddon said Grant Balfour is still the closer as of now.
Balfour had an implosion Sunday of epic proportion. After striking out Dustin Ackley and Cole Gillepsie to begin the 9th, he allowed 6 straight runners to reach base, including two triples, a double, two walks and a single. Balfour's had an up-and-down season, to put it mildly, as he's converted 7 of 9 save attempts, but alternating between 1-2-3's and epic meltdowns. He's almost walking as many batters per nine as he's striking out (7.99 v. 7.61). In shallower leagues feel free to cut bait whether he's got the job or not. ANALYST:
Update: Corey Dickerson was removed from Saturday's game with a left quad injury.
While the news regarding Dickerson's plantar fasciitis was positive, he was removed after he fouled a ball off his back leg and is now day-to-day with what the team is calling a quad injury. When his leg appeared to be swollen, manager Walt Weiss opted to play it safe and remove Dickerson who had gone 0-for-3 in Saturday's game against the Giants. Consider him day-to-day for right now and figure he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday. Analysis: Howard Bender