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Jason Grilli joined MLB’s Intentional Talk—then he took his clothes off

Via Guyism
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade: Angels & Pirates Bathroom Incident

      Earlier this week, the Pirates and the Angels swapped relief pitchers via a trade.       As Jason Grilli was making his way to Kansas City from Pittsburgh to meet his new team  and Ernesto Frieri making his way to Pittsburgh, the two stopped over in Chicago on a layover.      And then ran into each other in the bathroom.    The banter from a story on CBS sports...
Via Route4Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri crossed paths at airport after being traded for one another

 If you had to guess, what are the odds that two players traded for one another would end up crossing paths in route to their new clubs?In the case of Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri, these odds were spot on last weekend when the maligned closers ran into each other in a restroom at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.From"I'm waiting for my next flight, so I just...
Via Bush League Chronicle
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Grilli, Frieri meet in airport bathroom hours after trade

Last week, struggling relievers Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri were traded for each other in hopes a new setting would revitalize their careers. On Saturday, former Pirate Jason Grilli made the trek from Pittsburgh to Kansas City to meet the Angels, while former Angel Frieri departed KC for his new digs in Pittsburgh. The two had never met before, so what better place for that first...
Via Fox Sports West
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli, Ernesto Fieri Swapped In Change of Scenery Deal

The Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates traded closers Jason Grilli and Ernesto Fieri in a move that both teams hope will help both players. Grilli had served as the Pirates’ primary closing option for most of the past two seasons before being removed from the role recently. After a solid 2013 season, 33 saves, Grilli struggled with his command this season, and was 0-2...
Via Baseball News Source
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Acquire Closer Jason Grilli

The Los Angeles Angels, who are looking to remain competitive with the Oakland Athletics in the AL West, have acquired Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli in exchange for reliever Ernesto Frieri.  Pirates, Angels exchange Jason Grilli, Ernesto Frieri in trade via @cbssports — Eye on Baseball (@EyeOnBaseball) June 27, 2014 Grilli has posted 11 saves with...
Via Sportsnaut
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels, Pirates swap struggling former closers

Tired of Ernesto Frieri blowing saves? Fret no more! #Angels have acquired Jason Grilli from Pirates for Ernesto Frieri. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) June 27, 2014 That’s right, the Angels traded their disaster of a closer to the Pirates for their disaster of a closer in a classic example of a challenge trade. Chalk this one up to Dipoto taking away toys from Scioscia...
Via Monkey with a Halo
June 27, 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

Jason Grilli might not be long for the closer role with the Pirates

The Pirates defeated the Reds in 12 innings this afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, but Jason Grilli was the reason the game went to extra innings after he gave up a game-tying solo homer to Devin Mesoraco in the top of the ninth inning. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was asked about Grilli’s status as the team’s closer after the game and he indicated that a change could be coming soon.
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Afternoon Notes: Jason Grilli update, Giancarlo Stanton news (sort of)

The Pittsburgh Pirates released a statement today regarding injured closer Jason Grilli, who met today with team doctors and Dr. James Andrews. Grilli was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right arm, and is not a surgical candidate. Jason Grilli met with team doctors and Dr. James Andrews today to further evaluate his forearm strain While not perceived to need surgery at the...
Via Pirates Prospects
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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