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Athletics | Grant Balfour to pitch Monday

Oakland Athletics RP Grant Balfour (knee) is set to make his spring debut Monday, March 18, after throwing to hitters Friday, March 15. He also did running drills and said his knee is responding very well. Balfour used all of his pitches Friday and will have two weeks of spring action before opening day.

Fantasy Tip: All indications are that Balfour will be ready to start the season as Oaktown's ninth-inning stopper, unless he suffers a setback. This is great news for his owners, but it wouldn't hurt to cover your bases with a late-round selection of Ryan Cook, Balfour's likely successor barring poor results or a midseason trade.

2013-03-15 16:10:14 | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee

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