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Raiders cut RB Jeremy Stewart.
Stewart has played in 17 games over the past two seasons, mostly in special teams. ANALYST: Ben Diamond
Stewart was signed to provide depth at RB, but the Raiders also have Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden to handle the load initially in the running attack. Both are risky plays, however, with injury history that might make Stewart a practice squad member once the team sets up the 10-man squad later this weekend.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
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