Showalter hesitant to commit to closer
March, 7, 2014
By AJ Mass | ESPN Insider
With last season's closer Jim Johnson no longer on the team, there was a sense that eventually the Baltimore Orioles would sign a free agent reliever to take over the ninth-inning role. However, despite a "close but no cigar" flirtation with Grant Balfour that ended up not bearing fruit, no such signing came to pass.