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Sources: Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour now in jeopardy as shoulder concerns arise

Sources: Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour now in jeopardy as shoulder concerns arise

The highlight of the Orioles’ offseason was supposed to take place Friday morning, when the club would emerge from a sleepy offseason and introduce new closer Grant Balfour during a news conference at the Warehouse.

But Balfour’s two-year, $15 million deal with the Orioles is now in major jeopardy, after team doctors expressed concern with Balfour’s right shoulder during his physical, according to industry sources.

The 11th-hour snag has forced not only the...

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