Grant Balfour: “I am healthy”

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The Orioles canceled their two-year agreement with Grant Balfour after discovering something bothersome during the free agent right-hander’s pre-signing physical. Balfour has publicly lashed out at the Baltimore front office for the way things were handled — even threatening to file an official grievance — and he appeared Sunday morning on MLB Network Radio to further express his frustration.

Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM shared some snippets of that interview on Twitter:

Balfour, 35, posted a 2.35 ERA (154 ERA+) in his three years with Oakland while tallying 64 saves.

Someone stole the bat from the Ken Griffey, Jr. statue at Safeco Field

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The Mariners unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. earlier this year at Safeco Field, featuring the slugger in his famous follow-through seen after each of his 630 career home runs. Chris Daniels of KING 5 News in Seattle reported on Tuesday evening that someone had stolen the bat from the statue.

Thankfully, the Seattle Police Department announced that the bat has been recovered and a suspect has been arrested. They expect to provide more details later. Daniels reports the Mariners have confirmed the news.

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.