Grant Balfour Named Athletics Closer
Grant Balfour has been named the Oakland Athletics closer, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Balfour named #Athletics closer.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) March 20, 2012
Balfour pitched 62 innings out of the pen for the Athletics last season, posting a 2.47 ERA and two saves on the year. It was his first season with the Athletics.