Orioles' Top 5 Closer Backup Plans If Grant Balfour Deal Falls Through

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Orioles' Top 5 Closer Backup Plans If Grant Balfour Deal Falls Through
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The Baltimore Orioles might still be in the market for a closer after all.

The Orioles agreed to a two-year deal with Grant Balfour on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press (h/t USA Today).

However, according to this tweet by Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com, the deal is "in serious jeopardy due to issues with [Balfour's] physical that a source said 'need to be resolved.'"

If those issues don't get resolved, the Orioles will be once again looking for a closer after trading Jim Johnson to Balfour's old team, the Oakland Athletics.

Already off the market are Joe Nathan, Brian Wilson and Joaquin Benoit. So, who do the Orioles look towards if the issues don't get worked out?

Here's a look at five closers, or setup guys who could be closers, that the Orioles need as backup plans if things don't get sorted out.

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