UPDATES & NEWS
Manager Matt Williams remains confident Ryan Zimmerman will return from his hamstring injury before season's end.
Well that's all well and good but the real question is, if he comes back, where do you play him? With Anthony Rendon at third, Ian Desmond at short, Asdrubal Cabrera at second and Adam LaRoche at first and then a full and productive outfield, where does Zimmerman fit? You can feel free to stash him on your DL, but even if he does come back this season he's probably not going to see enough at-bats to even potentially make a fantasy impact.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