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Carlos Gonzalez will undergo season-ending knee surgery to repair his torn patella tendon on Monday.
Although Gonzalez will undergo season-ending knee surgery, he is expected to be ready for spring training in 2015. The Rockies outfielder finished the season slashing .238/.292/.431 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI through 260 at-bats as he failed to reach 500 at-bats for the second straight season due to injury. 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