UPDATES & NEWS
Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a tape measure solo-home run in Friday's loss to the Royals.
Trout's home run on Friday measured out at 489 feet, which would be the longest home run by an American League hitter since the stat began being tracked in 2006. And if that were not impressive enough, Trout ranks third in average home run distance in MLB since entering the league in 2011.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
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