The deal is now official, which means that Balfour has passed his physical. The Orioles nixed a two-year, $15 million deal with Balfour back in December over some health concerns (reportedly due to his wrist and knee), but he has landed in a good situation in his return to Tampa Bay, where he'll have a clear path at the closer role and a chance to contend. The 36-year-old had a 2.59 ERA, 38 saves and a 72/27 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings with the Athletics last season and should remain a solid fantasy closer in 2014.
Rays ink Grant Balfour to two-year, $12M deal
Rotoworld | Jan 24