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Athletics close to deal with reliever Brian Fuentes

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The Athletics continue to fortify their bullpen with the addition of left-handed reliever Brian Fuentes, according to Steve Phillips of AOL Fanhouse. Fuentes is apparently close to finalizing a deal with the A's, and will likely be there set up man for Andrew Bailey.

This comes just a day after the A's finalize a deal for Grant Balfour, who became the seventh reliever to leave the Rays this offseason. Rough. 

Fuentes posted a 2.81 ERA in 48 games between the Angels and Twins with 47 strike outs. He owns a career 3.41 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.