5:38 AM EDT, Sun May 29, 2016
Athletics Nation May 2, 2016

Former Oakland Athletic Grant Balfour calls it a career

Bidding adieu to an A's bullpen staple. On Friday, veteran reliever Grant Balfour announced his retirement from baseball after twelve seasons. He finishes an impressive career with 534 games played, 539.2 innings pitched, 571 strikeouts, and a career ERA of 3.49. The bulk of Balfour's career was spent with the Rays but some of his best years were with the A's. Balfour played in Oakland from 2011-2013, pitching in 202 games, logging 199 innings and racking up 64 saves with a 2.53 ERA. He was a large part of the dominant bullpen effort that played a huge role in the A's surprise run of 2012...

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