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+ Played between 1997-2015 Reached MLB Status: Retired


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Biography Data
Positions: P-785
Proper Name: Grant Robert Balfour
Born: December 30, 1977 (38.273)
Place Sydney, Australia
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 170 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School:
College:
Drafted: Not drafted
MLB Debut:July 22,2001 (23.204)
Service Time:10.122 (2015)
TBC Player ID:4150
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2016-04-30 - Announced retirement More
Prospect Ranks:[2004]MIN #9
Recent Contract:Signed to Minor League Contract by Tampa Bay Rays (2015-05-02)
Organizations:MIN, CIN, TBA, MIL, OAK
Signed by:Howard Norsetter
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (63.78%) -- Slider (22.56%) -- Curveball (7.52%) -- Cutter (3.16%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (1.53%) -- Changeup (1.45%)
Fastball Velocity: [2015] - 89.67 - [2014] - 91.59 - [2013] - 93.29 - [2012] - 92.71 - [2011] - 92.77 - [2010] - 92.57


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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2016MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2016-04-30RPRMLBAnnounced retirement---
    2015
    2015-05-28RPFAMLBReleased by Rays---
    2015-05-05Tampa Bay RaysRPMinorsDurhamAAAAssigned to Durham (AAA)---
    2015-05-02Tampa Bay RaysRPMinorsTampa Bay RaysMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2015-04-29RPFAMLBReleased by Rays---
    2015-04-19Tampa Bay RaysRPDFATampa Bay RaysMLBDesignated for Assignment---
    2014
    2014-01-23Tampa Bay RaysRPActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLBSigned to 2-year contract for 2014-2015 ($12m)40man
    2013
    2013-10-31RPFAMLBDeclared free agency---
    2012
    2012-10-30Oakland AthleticsRPActive-MLBOakland AthleticsMLBAthletics exercised option for 2013 ($4.5m)40man
    2012-10-30Oakland AthleticsOakland AthleticsMLB---
    2012-05-07Oakland AthleticsCLActive-MLBOakland AthleticsMLB40man
    2011
    2011-01-18Oakland AthleticsOakland AthleticsMLB---
    2009
    2009-12-11Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2009-01-15Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2007
    2007-12-13Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2007-07-16Milwaukee BrewersMilwaukee BrewersMLB---
    2006
    2006-01-13Cincinnati RedsCincinnati RedsMLB---
    2005
    2005-03-05Minnesota TwinsMinnesota TwinsMLB---
    2004
    2004-03-05Minnesota TwinsMinnesota TwinsMLB---
    2003
    2003-02-27Minnesota TwinsMinnesota TwinsMLB---
    2002
    2002-01-15Minnesota TwinsMinnesota TwinsMLB---
    2001
    2001-02-06Minnesota TwinsMinnesota TwinsMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Athletics
    Granted free agency
    Signed by Rays (1-year)
    Traded by Brewers to Devil Rays for Seth McClung
    Released by Brewers
    Signed by Brewers (1-year)
    Claimed off waivers by Brewers from Reds
    Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Twins.
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2015Tampa Bay Rays$ 7,315,956174481$ 507,500$ 3,571,283
    2014Tampa Bay Rays$ 4,315,956246773$ 500,000$ 3,256,4972014-01-23 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2014-2015 ($12m)
    2013Oakland Athletics$ 4,500,000221676$ 490,000$ 3,021,531
    2012Oakland Athletics$ 4,000,000224875$ 480,000$ 2,954,8872012-10-30 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013-2013 ($4.5m) Option exercised
    2011Oakland Athletics$ 3,750,000232875$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-01-18 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2011-2012 ($8.1m) Club option for 2013
    2010Tampa Bay Rays$ 2,050,0003221465$ 400,000$ 2,812,412
    2009Tampa Bay Rays$ 1,400,0003751454$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-12-11 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($2.05m) Avoided arbitration
    2009-01-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($1.4m) Avoided arbitration
    2008Tampa Bay Rays$ 390,000753320$ 390,000$ 2,696,252
    2007Tampa Bay Rays$ 380,000737330$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-12-13 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.5m) Avoided arbitration
    2007-07-16 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.415m) Contract purchased from minors
    2007Milwaukee Brewers$ 380,000737300$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-12-13 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.5m) Avoided arbitration
    2007-07-16 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.415m) Contract purchased from minors
    2004Minnesota Twins$ 300,000755290$ 300,000$ 2,070,1002004-03-05 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2004-2004 ($0.3m)
    2003Minnesota Twins$ 300,000703310$ 300,000$ 2,163,5272003-02-27 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2003-2003 ($0.3m)
    2001Minnesota Twins$ 200,000771380$ 200,000$ 1,897,7582001-02-06 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2001-2001 ($0.2m)

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