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Grant Balfour designated for assignment by Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Reliever Grant Balfour has been designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays.

The decision was announced after the Rays' 9-0 loss to the New York Yankees Saturday night. Balfour allowed three runs, one hit and three walks in two-thirds of an inning, including Chris Young's grand slam.

Tampa Bay selected the contract of right-hander Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham.