Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:42:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Grant Balfour (arm) felt much better in his outing Wednesday, March 12, after experiencing a "dead arm" last weekend. "I felt really good, felt strong," Balfour said. "I'm really, really happy with how it went." Balfour's velocity was consistently in the low-90s and his breaking ball was tight.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:49:54 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Grant Balfour will pitch in a minor league game Wednesday, March 12.
Fantasy Tip: Balfour was batted around Saturday; he said he was battling a "dead arm" period. It's nothing to be concerned about yet.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 02:24:23 -0800
Deals that fell apart earlier this winter with RP Grant Balfour and OF Tyler Colvin may have cost the team a realistic shot at Arizona Diamondbacks SP Bronson Arroyo. Baltimore Sun reporter Dan Connolly said the Orioles' offer was on par with that of the Diamondbacks, for slightly less guaranteed money but with a greater third-year option value. The risk of a deal falling apart at this stage of the offseason weighed substantially in Arroyo's decision-making process.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:36:18 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays CL Grant Balfour is due to earn $5 million in 2014 and $7 million in 2015, but there are clauses in the contract. Balfour's 2014 salary will come in the form of a $1 million signing bonus and a $4 million salary. He will receive an additional $500,000 if traded, and $2 million is deferred in each year of his contract.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 06:29:01 -0800
The New York Mets may have offered RP Grant Balfour more money than the Tampa Bay Rays before they signed him.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 01:01:18 -0800
Even though the Washington Nationals lost out on Tampa Bay Rays RP Grant Balfour, the club plans to continue to look for relief. MLB.com's Bill Ladson also reports the team could pursue backup catching help.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:56:56 -0800
MLB.com columnist Bill Chastain speculates with the Tampa Bay Rays signing CL Grant Balfour to a two-year, $12 million deal, SP David Price will likely stick around. Sources indicate the willingness to spend on Balfour means the team is making a run for the AL East in 2014.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:17:07 -0800
The Washington Nationals offered RP Grant Balfour a deal similar to the two-year, $12 million contract he signed with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:26:33 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon confirmed that RP Grant Balfour will serve as the team's closer in 2014.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:37:04 -0800
Updating a previous report, a New York Mets official is denying that the team made an offer to RP Grant Balfour that was higher than what he signed for with the Tampa Bay Rays.