Former Atheltics closer Grant Balfour has been the name most closely linked to the Orioles. Now there are reports that the team has offered Balfour a three-year contract.
SOURCE: Orioles offered Balfour a three-year deal at a little lower price with option to make additional $500K. Balfour sitting on it.
— Jen Royle (@Jen_Royle) December 15, 2013
While the Orioles are said to have lowered the salary of Balfour to add a third year they have added extra incentives.
In 2013 Balfour appeared in 65 games racking up 38 saves and posting a 2.59 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.