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According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Yankees could be interested in Edwin Jackson. The Yankees are looking for pitching to fill out a rotation for the remainder of the season and could be looking at Jackson.
Although Jackson is sitting 5-10 with a 5.61 ERA and 1.56 WHIP though 20 starts, the Yankees appear interested in the struggling 30-year-old. A change of scenery has worked wonders for many players over the years, but it is hard to believe that the inconsistency of Jackson would be a good fit in the Bronx. If moved to the Yankees, Jackson's fantasy value would likely take a hit, as most National League pitcher see a decrease in strikeouts once they cross over. 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