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Jason Grilli confident he'll be ready for Braves spring training after Achilles injury

Only a couple days away from the All-Star break, Atlanta Braves closer Jason Grilli suffered an injury that will prevent him from playing for the remainder of the season, but he vows he'll be back in time for spring training for the 2016 season, ready as ever to take the mound. Sprinting to cover first base in a game on Saturday, Grilli tore his Achilles tendon, an injury that usually...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves closer Jason Grilli out for year with ruptured Achilles

DENVER -- It began as a scramble from the mound toward first to cover the bag, something Jason Grilli has done countless times in his career. This one, though, ended with a bad step and Grilli crumpled on the ground in agony. The Atlanta Braves reliever suffered a season-ending left Achilles tendon rupture and took the loss Saturday in a 3-2 defeat to the Colorado Rockies. Misfortune...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Grilli out for season after rupturing Achilles' tendon

Both the Atlanta Braves and the MLB trade market took a huge blow on Saturday, with reliever Jason Grilli sustaining a ruptured left Achilles tendon. His 2015 season is finished. RHP Jason Grilli has a left Achilles rupture. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 12, 2015   Grilli suffered the injury in the ninth inning of...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Jason Grilli suffers what appears to be a serious injury

Atlanta Braves reliever Jason Grilli was carted off the field in Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies during the bottom of the ninth with an apparent injury to his achilles tendon. The incident occurred when Drew Stubbs hit a grounder to first baseman Chris Johnson. Grilli, sprinting over to cover first base, tumbled to the ground in route to the bag, grabbing the lower...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves’ Jonny Gomes and Jason Grilli on trading block

It seems like everyone on the 25-man roster in the Atlanta Braves‘ clubhouse is on the trading block these days, and with the exception of Freddie Freeman, that may be an accurate assumption to make. The newest names on the Braves’ block are Jason Grilli and Jonny Gomes. In a massive article written for CBS Sports Jon Heyman reports that the Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays have...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Gammons: Sox May Be In On RP Jason Grilli

Jason Grilli: Coming to Fenway?According to Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons, the Red Sox may be one of a few teams interested in trading for Atlanta relief pitcher Jason Grilli (along with the Blue Jays, Rays, Dodgers and Tigers). This kind of makes sense, except that Grilli is primarily in the closer's role for the Braves (he's saved 22 games already this year). Does...
Via FenwayNation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves off to hot 5-1 start

The Atlanta Braves entered the season with low expectations and a lot of questions. Would anybody even compete with the Nationals in the NL East? Would Atlanta be able to win games after the departures of OF Justin Upton, C Evan Gattis, OF Jason Heyward, and CL Craig Kimbrel? Nobody is giving the Braves a chance this year, nobody except themselves. The Braves will have an entirely...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

It’s a fact — confirmed by multiple writers whose nearly sole vocation in this life is to report on such matters — it’s a fact that right-handed reliever Jason Grilli has signed a two-year, $8 million with the Atlanta Braves, with a club option of a third year. Per the terms of the agreement, one […]
Via Fangraphs
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jason Grilli out as closer

Jason Grilli Jason Grilli was a major contributor to the Pittsburgh Pirates success last season, but he is off to a rough start this year. On Friday manager Clint Hurdle announced that Mark Melancon would take over Grilli’s role as a closer. The 37-year-old has blown four save opportunities this year. On Thursday afternoon Grilli served up a solo home run to Devin Mesoraco to blow...
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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