The Baltimore Orioles won’t be closing a deal for All-Star closer Grant Balfour. Days after reaching a preliminary agreement with the free agent pending a physical, the Orioles said Friday that they weren’t satisfied with the results of Balfour’s exam. ”This is a deal that’s not going to come together,” Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said on a conference call. Duquette declined to say what specifically concerned him about Balfour, who turns 36 later this month.
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