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Grant Balfour to miss 4-6 weeks

Updated: February 15, 2013, 3:32 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus.

Dr. Douglas Freedberg operated Thursday. The A's said recovery time usually is four-to-six weeks and Balfour decided to have the procedure now with the hope of returning for the start of the season. The injury is considered minor.

Balfour said through the team that the knee bothered him late last season but wasn't considered anything serious and that the knee ...

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