No chance this isn't the Orioles just deciding they would rather have Tommy Hunter close for pennies on the dollar.
"Grant is completely healthy and that was told to us today by Dr. Koco Eaton, a well-respected club physician,'' Levinson said. "Dr. Eaton's opinion is based upon the fact that the MRI which was taken today is the same as the MRI which was taken in 2011 as a condition of the 3-year contract that Grant signed with the A's.
"Dr. Tim Kremchek, another well-respected club physician, reviewed the Orioles' medical report and advised that he is remarkably impressed that there has been little change in Grant's arm for almost 10 years. Now factor into the equation that Grant was a 2013 All Star, pitched 65 games and another three scoreless innings in the post season with a 94-95 mph fastball. The only reasonable conclusion is that Grant is healthy and the Orioles at the last moment changed their minds."
Duquette says the Orioles will "turn our attention elsewhere for now."
Edited by Slidemaster, 20 December 2013 - 06:31 PM.