UPDATES & NEWS
Carlos Gonzalez will undergo exploratory surgery on his left index finger on Tuesday.
With surgery being scheduled, albeit only "exploratory." do not expect the Rockies outfielder to come off the DL on June 19th, the earliest date he would be eligible to be activated. The good news is that this is not surgery to repair any damage in the finger, but that may be the result in the end.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
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