UPDATES & NEWS
Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a 4-3 loss to the Indians on Sunday.
Beltre has been on fire of late, going 11-for-23 (.478 BA) with three home runs, two doubles, eight RBI and six runs scored over his last six games. After a slow start at the plate and an early injury, Beltre as started to turn things around, now sitting on a .314 average with eight home runs and 28 RBI through his first 188 at-bats. Now that he is back to his normal self, expect big things form the Rangers third baseman moving forward. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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