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Grant Balfour is already throwing 15 days after knee surgery

Mar 1, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

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Grant Balfour returned to the mound with a bullpen session today just two weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

That’s ahead of schedule and Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com reports that the A’s seem optimistic about Balfour’s chances of returning to game action before the initial 4-6 week timetable. In other words, the A’s closer might be on the active roster for Opening Day.

Before that happens he’ll have to avoid any setbacks while facing live hitters in batting practice, but so far so good.

  1. APBA Guy - Mar 1, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    That is good news. Brett Anderson pitched 1 inning the other day and survived uninjured. That was even better news.

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