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The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Jason Grilli from the disabled list Tuesday, and the All-Star knows he has some work to do before reclaiming his spot as the team's closer. Grilli says he'll be ready when the time comes. ''I think I showed that my arm is where it needs to be and there's not really much to prove for myself and I'm being honest with them,'' Grilli said before the Pirates faced the Milwaukee Brewers in the second game of a three-game series. Pittsburgh won 5-2 on Monday night at Miller Park to move one game ahead of St. Louis atop the NL Central. ''This is not a selfish move on my part,'' continued Grilli. ''I want to just come and pitch and when they give me the ball, I'm going to pitch and face some big-league hitters to be the guy that I was, that everybody knows me as. ''I don't expect that I'll be closing games right away. I'm OK with that.'' The 36-year-old right-hander had been on the DL since straining the right flexor tendon in his pitching arm during a ...
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