Grant Balfour deal in jeopardy

Updated: December 20, 2013, 2:40 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Free-agent closer Grant Balfour's potential contract with the Baltimore Orioles is in jeopardy of falling through because of a concern about his physical, according to ESPN's Tim Kurkjian.

However, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN the deal could be revived with a lesser contract. Such a scenario would be similar to the contract reduction accepted last winter from Boston by Mike Napoli after concerns about the then-free agent's health caused the Red Sox to back away ...

Read full story


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.