Written by Chris Slade
Dan Duquette confirmed this afternoon what several of the Orioles beat writers speculated after yesterday's news that an issue arose during Grant Balfour's physical. The contract agreement, which was originally scheduled for formal anouncement today, is off between the Orioles and Mr. Balfour. Duquette stated that "we're going to turn our attention somewhere else right now" with a report coming via Dan Connolly's twitter account that that "attention" could be headed former Rays closer Fernando Rodney's way. Stay tuned.
If that's not enough excitement to add to the Christmas season, we also learned that reliever Troy Patton was handed a 25 game suspension today for amphetamine use.
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