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Relievers Glover and Balfour locked in



The Rays have signed right-handed relievers Gary Glover and Grant Balfour to one-year deals, avoiding arbitration with both players.

Glover will earn $1.075 million with $25,000 in incentives. Balfour signed for $500,000.

Glover, a non-roster invitee last spring, appeared in a team-high 67 games last season and led relievers in wins (six) and inninfs pitched (77 1/3) and provide stability to a patchwork bullpen. Balfour also pitched in the late innings after the Rays acquired him on July 27 for Seth McClung.

Just four arbitration-eligible players -- 1B Carlos Pena, LHP Scott Kazmir, OF Jonny Gomes and RHP Dan Wheeler -- remain unsigned.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:33am]


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