UPDATES & NEWS
Glen Perkins recorded his 27th save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning allowing one hit while striking out one batter in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Twins.
Perkins continues to be a bright spot in a forgettable 2014 season for the Twins as he has now converted 27 of his 30 save opportunities following Friday's solid outing. Through 46.1 innings, Perkins is sitting on a 2.72 ERA and 1.12 WHIP while maintaining an impressive 57:8 K:BB rate. As long as he continues to limit his walks and career-best 11.07 K/9, he remains one of the best closers to own in the American League. 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