UPDATES & NEWS
Freddie Freeman went 0-for-1 with two RBI and three walks in Monday's 5-3 win over the Mets.
Although Freeman did not register a hit on Monday night, he was able to contribute via a sac fly and a bases loaded walk, which resulted in two RBI for the Braves slugger. His production has fallen off slightly in the month of June (12 RBI), but he is still slashing .290/.385/.498 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI up to this point, making him one of the better first baseman to own through the first half of the schedule. 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