Report: Grant Balfour picks Rays over Mets

Report: Grant Balfour picks Rays over Mets
January 23, 2014, 1:15 pm
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In 203 appearances over four seasons with the Rays, Grant Balfour had a 3.33 ERA and 234 strikeouts in 203 innings. (USATS)

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Grant Balfour is headed back to the Tampa Bay Rays, reportedly agreeing to a two-year deal worth $12 million.

But Balfour had a much more lucrative offer on the table from the New York Mets and reportedly passed on the deal to play closer to his Clearwater, Florida home.

Balfour pitched with the Rays from 2007 through 2010.

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