• Balfour, Rays agree on $12M, two-year deal

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Jan 23, 2014
    And so, on Thursday, Balfour agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal to be the Rays' bullpen stopper. The issue was whether Maddon could officially name Grant Balfour, signed Thursday to a two-year, $12 million deal, the Rays' closer. In December, Balfour agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Orioles, but that deal fell through when Baltimore said he flunked his physical. Balfour, a 36-year-old Australia native, went 1-3 with a 2.59 ERA and 38 saves last season in Oakland and made the America...
    • Grant Balfour returns to Tampa Bays Rays on a two-year deal to be their ‘c-word’

      Before Grant Balfour established himself as a top-notch closer with the Oakland Athletics the previous three seasons, he was a setup man for the Tampa Bay Rays. When Balfour's free agent deal with the Baltimore Orioles fell apart because of health conce…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • With Balfour at end, Rays have deep bullpen

      Joe Maddon went ahead and said it Thursday afternoon at the Tampa Museum of Art: Grant Balfour will be the Rays' new closer, the leader of quite possibly the deepest bullpen Tampa Bay has ever had.
      Source: MLB.com

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