UPDATES & NEWS
Jadeveon Clowney has been dealing with a concussion. It took him a week to get through protocol but sources say he's ok now.
It sounds as if it's a minor concussion and nothing with which we should be concerned, but obviously given Clowney's role, we have to be somewhat worried here. Keep an eye on his status at practices in the coming days. He should still be there for Week 1, but he might be limited if not at 100-percent.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