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Blue
07-11-2006, 12:42 AM
I think it would be nice to have this thread to monitor the progress and performance of Grant Balfour as he goes through his minor league rehabilitation assignment.

Balfour, who was signed by the Reds in January after he was not tendered a contract by the Minnesota Twins, is rehabbing after having Tommy John surgery and shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff. Before his injuries, Balfour threw a mid-90s or better fastball and a good slider. He has a career 4.63 ERA over 68 innings. He compiled 74 strikouts over that time and had a WHIP of 1.46. He last pitched in the major leagues in 2004, when he recorded an OPS against of .681.

Balfour's first rehab appearance was a good one. He threw a perfect inning while striking out one.

I will try to update this with each appearance Balfour makes while on his rehab assignment.

UPDATE (7/12/06):

Balfour made his second appearance out of the bullpen in Dayton. He again threw a perfect inning, this time while striking out two. He now has two innings pitched, allowing 0 hits, 0 walks, while striking out 3.

UPDATE (7/16/06):

Balfour reported having a sore muscle in his shoulder on Sunday, and it is not known when is next rehab appearance will be. His fastball velocity was at 92-93 mph in his last appearance, (Wednesday). This is all according to the Reds website.

captainmorgan07
07-11-2006, 01:01 AM
i think this kid can really help us when he gets healthy hopefully all his rehab goes well and quick so we can get him here then who goes nobody kno's my guess would be standridge

BEETTLEBUG
07-11-2006, 01:16 AM
Thanks alot Blue. Good idea.

SirFelixCat
07-11-2006, 08:33 AM
I think it would be nice to have this thread to monitor the progress and performance of Grant Balfour as he goes through his minor league rehabilitation assignment.

Balfour, who was signed by the Reds in January after he was not tendered a contract by the Minnesota Twins, is rehabbing after having Tommy John surgery and shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff. Before his injuries, Balfour threw a mid-90s or better fastball and a good slider. He has a career 4.63 ERA over 68 innings. He compiled 74 strikouts over that time and had a WHIP of 1.46. He last pitched in the major leagues in 2004, when he recorded an OPS against of .681.

Balfour's first rehab appearance was a good one. He threw a perfect inning while striking out one.

I will try to update this with each appearance Balfour makes while on his rehab assignment.

Great stuff. Any idea on how hard he was throwing? I heard he threw up 90's pre-injury...very curious as to how hard after. And thanks for this...I'll be following as well.

Reds Fanatic
07-11-2006, 09:49 AM
I saw him pitch last night. He looked good in the inning he threw. He was throwing upper 80s to low 90s last night. They are taking his rehab slow he did not throw many pitches but they held him to only the one inning last night.

dunner13
07-11-2006, 11:13 AM
I believe I heard he was throwing mid to high 90s when with the twins. Hopefully he can get back to that. If he cant get much over 90 im not sure how much help he will be considering that he wasnt dominate with a 98 mph fastball how good would he be with a 88 mph fastball. But I know it often takes some time to get velocity back so hopefully within a couple of weeks he will be throwing alot harder again.

Red in Atl
07-11-2006, 11:13 AM
Let's just hope he doesn't live up to his name too often...:jump:

Sorry, hadn't seen anyone use that one yet.

Sea Ray
07-11-2006, 11:24 AM
Where is he rehabbing, Dayton?

BuckWoody
07-11-2006, 11:41 AM
Where is he rehabbing, Dayton?
Yes, Dayton.

According to the DDN he is scheduled to pitch another inning Wednesday in South Bend and two innings Saturday in Dayton. Sounds like they have him on a pretty strict schedule.

captainmorgan07
07-11-2006, 12:25 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/playerStats?categoryId=104173
his stats while he was in minny

Heath
07-11-2006, 12:34 PM
Looks like he could shore up a bullpen if he returns to career averages.

But, anybody with a pulse, could shore up this bullpen.

remdog
07-11-2006, 12:40 PM
This falls under the 'don't count your chickens before......' heading.

Rem

Blue
07-12-2006, 11:27 PM
updated 7/12/06

toledodan
07-13-2006, 01:59 AM
updated 7/12/06





for dayton:
1 inning
0 hits
0 runs
1 K


easy E Ramirez didn't fair as well. 6 innings, 3 runs, 1 homerun.

Blue
07-13-2006, 02:22 AM
for dayton:
1 inning
0 hits
0 runs
1 K


easy E Ramirez didn't fair as well. 3 innings, 3 runs, 1 homerun.

Actually, he pitched again on Wednesday, that's what the update was for.

mbgrayson
07-13-2006, 10:56 AM
From the Dayton Daily News on 7/13/06:
"Reliever Grant Balfour, making his second rehab appearance for the Dragons, pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts."

Seems to me they should bring him up.... to Louisville. Low 'A' ball isn't really a good test of how he will do....

Mike

Blue
07-16-2006, 07:29 PM
updated 7/16/06

Gallen5862
07-16-2006, 07:32 PM
Hopefully the shoulder muscle injury is not serious for Balfour.

jnwohio
07-16-2006, 07:39 PM
What I don't see here except by inference is that Balfour "felt something" in his shoulder during warm ups on Saturday and was shut down. I looked here to get an up date on that.

I guess the "something" was the muscle problem referred to just above.

Anybody else know any more details?