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The Marlins will reportedly make a "legit" attempt to lock up OF Giancarlo Stanton long-term, but they are not overly optimistic about their chances.
The Marlins are going to have to open the wallets real wide for this one, but it's probably a wasted effort unless Stanton has some major affinity for playing in Miami and he doesn't want to leave. Unfortunately though, there are other teams with bigger stacks of cash and plenty of other ballparks out there that can help pad his numbers and set him up for an even bigger payday down the road.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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