After Grant Balfour‘s deal with the Baltimore Orioles fell through, Balfour said on a radio show that about “three or four teams” were interested in him, with one even making an offer. It looks as if the Yankees were one of those teams.
According to MLBTradeRumors, the Yankees are interested in signing Grant Balfour, who has 9th inning experience. Let’s not forget that the Yankees have David Robertson who could take over the closing role for Mariano Rivera, but the organization doesn’t feel that Robertson has enough experience for the closing position. Robertson said in a previous interview that he would like the role, but he would be the 8th inning man again if it’s what the team would prefer.
Balfor, who turns 36 next week, had a 2.59 ERA with 10.3 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 while also getting his first career All-Star selection in 2013.