UPDATES & NEWS
Jayson Heyward went 2-for-7 with two RBI and a run scored in an extra-innings loss to the Angels on Saturday.
In his return to the starting lineup after missing one game due to a hand injury, Heyward was able to contribute right away, despite in a losing effort. He was able to make it through the game without re-aggravating the injury so don't expect him to miss anymore time due to the ailment. 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