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The Pirates have placed RHP Jason Grilli on the bereavement list. LHP Jeff Locke has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 20, 2012
Jason Grilli now becomes the 2nd Pirates player to have to be placed on the Bereavement list this season as he will leave the team for at least three days after the death of his wife’s grandfather.
Jeff Locke has been recalled to take his place on the 25-man roster. Locke, 24, has a 3.02 ERA in his eight starts with AAA-Indianapolis. In 47 2/3 innings, he struck out 36 and walked 10.
Locke made four starts last year for the Pirates, in which he had a 6.48 ERA over 16 2/3 innings.
An interesting tidbit: With Locke now on the active roster, every single player involved in the Nate McLouth trade is currently in the Majors with the Pirates (Nate McLouth, Charlie Morton, Gorkys Hernandez, Jeff Locke)
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The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Friday they have placed right-hander Jason Grilli on the MLB bereavement list. The Pirates have called up left-hander Jeff Locke from Class AAA Indianapolis. Locke has a 3-3 record with a 3.02 ERA in six Class AAA starts this season.
#Pirates acquire infielder Drew Sutton from Atlanta organization for cash considerations and assign him to Triple-A Indianapolis.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 20, 2012
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