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BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles wont be closing a deal for All-Star closer Grant Balfour. Vincent Kompany Jersey . Days after reaching a preliminary agreement with the free agent pending a physical, the Orioles said Friday that they werent satisfied with the results of Balfours exam. "This is a deal thats not going to come together," Orioles executive vice-president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said on a conference call. Duquette declined to say what specifically concerned him about Balfour, who turns 36 later this month. Balfour had shoulder and elbow surgeries that kept him out of the majors in 2005 and 2006. "The Orioles were disappointed we couldnt complete a contract with Grant Balfour," Duquette said. Baltimore and Balfour agreed Tuesday to a $15 million, two-year contract that included $1 million in deferred payments, a deal dependent on the physical. Duquette said the team would not seek to restructure the agreement. "Were going to turn our attention elsewhere for now," Duquette said. The Orioles were hoping Balfour, who had 62 saves over the last two years for Oakland, would replace Jim Johnson. Baltimore traded Johnson, who had 101 saves in 2012 and 2013 to the Athletics on Dec. 2. "Grant is completely healthy and that was told to us today by Dr. Koco Eaton, a well-respected club physician," said Seth Levinson, one of Balfours agents. Levinson said Reds team physician Dr. Timothy Kremchek "reviewed the Orioles medical report and advised that he is remarkably impressed that there has been little change in Grants arm for almost 10 years." "The only reasonable conclusion is that Grant is healthy and the Orioles at the last moment changed their minds," Levinson said. Baltimore could trade for a closer, sign another free agent or use an existing player. Duquette pointed out that Johnson did not come through the minors as a closer. "The good news is we have other options to look at," Duquette said. Besides Balfour, there are two other prominent free agent closers still available, Chris Perez and Fernando Rodney. Perez saved 123 games over the last four seasons for Cleveland, and Rodney saved 85 in the last two years for Tampa Bay. The Orioles have lost right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman, second baseman Brian Roberts and outfielder Nate McLouth in free agency during the off-season. Duquette said the team still hopes to make some moves. "Were not done yet," he said. Baltimore signed lefty-hitting outfielder Xavier Paul to a minor league deal. He was not offered a contract by Cincinnati earlier this month. Paul batted .244 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs in 97 games with the Reds in 2013. Thomas Vermaelen Jersey .J. Barea during a three-game shooting slump that was getting him booed off his home court with regularity. Toby Alderweireld Jersey . The veteran NFL receiver received his work permit and is in Montreal for the start of the Alouettes rookie camp. Johnson even took in the Montreal Canadiens Game 5 win over the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre Tuesday night.ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A judge is allowing the Washington Redskins to move ahead with a lawsuit seeking to overturn a cancellation of the teams trademark.The team sued in August after a federal panel, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, ruled that the Redskins trademark should be cancelled because it may be disparaging to Native Americans.The legal challenge over the team name has been winding through the legal ssystem since 1992. Dries Mertens Jersey. The Redskins lawsuit names the five Native Americans who filed the challenge with the trademark board as defendants. Those defendants wanted the case tossed out of federal court in Alexandria, arguing that the Redskins should sue the trademark board, not them.But Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ruled Tuesday that federal law allows the Redskins to sue the Native Americans. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball JerseysWholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' '
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