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Grant Balfour is now drawing interest from Rays. Rays team physician Koco Eaton performed an MRI on Balfour’s shoulder yesterday and was surprised that the Orioles backed out of the deal. With the market starting to shrink for closers, they could be able to get him for a discount rate.
Chad Smith has arrived in camp on Saturday.
Smith was just claimed off waivers from the Tigers on Thursday so he had a couple of days to get his things and head to the A's spring training facility. He's a long shot to make the 25-man roster, but if he can continue to post similar strikeout and walk rates that he did in Double and Triple-A last year, he could get a call-up at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender