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Grant Balfour deal in jeopardy

Updated: December 20, 2013, 2:40 PM ET
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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 ...

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