By Zach Links [December 17, 2013 at 1:24pm CST]
1:24pm: Balfour gets $7MM per year plus the $500K deferred, raising the total value to $15MM over two years, tweets Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
1:02pm: The Orioles have agreed to a two-year, $14MM deal with Grant Balfour, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (via Twitter). The deal will include $500K deferred each year. Balfour
Recent reports indicated that three teams had two-year offers on the table to Balfour, with the Orioles being the most aggressive team and the favorite to land him. Balfour reportedly wanted to pitch for the O's, but was holding out for a three-year deal. There was talk of adding a vesting option to the deal as a compromise, but it appears that a two-year pact was enough to get the job done. ...
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