UPDATES & NEWS
Dee Gordon went 3-for-4 with four runs scored, two stolen bases and a walk against the Braves on Thursday.
Gordon has had a bit of a down tick this month hitting just .269 but he continues to steal bases at an impressive clip with six so far this month. Overall on the year Gordon is hitting .291 with 67 runs, two home runs, 26 RBI and 54 stolen bases. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
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