Grant Balfour

#50, RP, Tampa Bay
Grant Balfour
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    200
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    December 30, 1977
  • Birth Place:
    Sydney, New South Wales
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted Signed by the Minnesota Twins
  • W
    0
  • L
    0
  • ERA
    6.23
  • K
    0
  • BB
    4


Player Notes
Grant Balfour is said to be leaning toward retirement.

Advice: Balfour opted out of his minor league contract with the Rays on Wednesday after allowing nine hits and four walks in 9 2/3 innings at Triple-A Durham. The 37-year-old right-hander is still hauling in $7 million this season from a deal signed with Tampa Bay two offseasons ago. If this is indeed it, Balfour, a native of Australia, will finish his major league career with a cool 3.49 ERA, 1.219 WHIP, and 84 saves.

More: Tampa Bay Times

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Rays released RHP Grant Balfour.

Advice: Balfour exercised the opt-out deal in his contract that was agreed upon when he re-signed with the Rays at the beginning of this month. The veteran reliever struck out 11 while posting a 2.79 ERA over 9 2/3 innings for Triple-A Durham. He shouldn't have an issue catching on elsewhere quickly, though it remains to be seen whether he'll be able to land a major league contract.

More: Tampa Bay Times

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Home Score Away

Friday, May 29

Head-to-head vs. Baltimore

Head-to-head vs. Baltimore
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Bal 40 0 2 2 6 2 11 0 0 38.2 30 16 16 1 17 35 3.72 1.22 .213
Away (this year) 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33 .100
Night (this year) 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.0 3 3 3 1 4 0 6.75 1.75 .214
Last game vs. Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Apr 18 NYY L 0-9 - 0.2 1 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4.1 6.23
Apr 15 @Tor L 7-12 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.2 0.00
Apr 14 @Tor W 3-2 HLD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.2 0.00
Apr 10 @Mia L 9-10 - 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 0.00
Apr 7 Bal L 5-6 - 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.00
Apr 6 Bal L 2-6 - 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.00
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2001 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 4 4 2 3 2 13.50 2.25 .333
2003 Min 17 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 26.0 23 12 12 4 14 30 4.15 1.42 .235
2004 Min 36 0 4 1 0 1 4 0 0 39.1 35 19 19 4 21 42 4.35 1.42 .238
2007 TB 22 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 22.0 26 15 15 1 16 27 6.14 1.91 .313
2007 Mil 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 4 6 6 1 4 3 20.25 3.00 .333
2008 TB 51 0 6 2 4 1 14 0 0 58.1 28 10 10 3 24 82 1.54 0.89 .143
2009 TB 73 0 5 4 4 5 18 0 0 67.1 59 38 36 6 33 69 4.81 1.37 .235
2010 TB 57 0 2 1 0 1 16 0 0 55.1 43 16 14 3 17 56 2.28 1.08 .216
2011 Oak 62 0 5 2 2 5 26 0 0 62.0 44 17 17 8 20 59 2.47 1.03 .199
2012 Oak 75 0 3 2 24 2 15 0 0 74.2 41 21 21 4 28 72 2.53 0.92 .160
2013 Oak 65 0 1 3 38 3 0 0 0 62.2 48 20 18 7 27 72 2.59 1.20 .206
2014 TB 65 0 2 6 12 3 12 0 0 62.1 49 34 34 3 41 57 4.91 1.44 .217
2015 TB 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.1 3 3 3 1 4 0 6.23 1.62 .200
Totals 534 1 30 23 84 22 108 0 0 539.2 406 215 209 47 252 571 3.49 1.22 .209
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 TB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 Oak 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2001 Min 2 P 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
2003 Min 17 P 1 26 0 4 4 0 0 1.000
2004 Min 36 P 0 39 3 7 4 0 0 1.000
2007 TB 22 P 0 22 1 6 5 0 0 1.000
2007 Mil 3 P 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2008 TB 51 P 0 58 0 5 5 0 0 1.000
2009 TB 73 P 0 67 1 4 3 0 1 1.000
2010 TB 57 P 0 55 2 4 2 0 0 1.000
2011 Oak 62 P 0 62 2 6 4 0 1 1.000
2012 Oak 75 P 0 74 6 13 7 0 0 1.000
2013 Oak 65 P 0 62 1 7 5 1 1 .857
2014 TB 65 P 0 62 1 6 5 0 0 1.000
2015 TB 6 P 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Totals 534 P 1 539 17 63 45 1 3 .984