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JASON GRILLI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Braves' Grilli out for season after rupturing Achilles' tendon

By The Outside Corner The Atlanta Braves and the MLB trade market took a huge blow on Saturday when reliever Jason Grilli sustained a ruptured left Achilles' tendon. His 2015 season is likely finished, the team announced. Grilli suffered the injury in the ninth inning of the Braves’ 3-2 loss to the Rockies on Saturday. The reliever ran to cover first base on a ground ball by...
Via The Outside Corner
July 11, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Grilli signs with Braves, Angels release several minor leaguers

The December 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Grilli signs with Braves, Angels release several minor leaguers and much more… The Story: Jason Grilli signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Atlanta Braves.The Monkey Says: That’s now two middle relievers the Angels are down from last season. They have plenty of depth, but still,...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 29, 2014  |  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

Questioning Jason Grilli’s 2014 season

Challenge trades don’t get made very much in MLB anymore. When they do get made, seldom do they work so that one team wins the deal in such lopsided fashion, yet that is exactly what happened when the Angels swapped Ernesto Frieri straight up for Jason Grilli. How great did the Grilli-Frieri trade turn out to be?It couldn’t have worked out much better for the Angels. They took...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 24, 2014  |  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

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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates to activate Jason Grilli on Saturday

getty images The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to activate relief pitcher Jason Grilli on Saurday. Grilli threw a 20-pitch simulated inning on Wednesday and said he is ready to return to action. THe Pirates have not had Grilli available since April 21 when he went down with a left oblique strain. Jason Grilli said he felt good after his 1 inning, 20-pitch sim game. Targeting Saturday...
Via Tireball.com
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Jason Grilli threw bullpen Sunday; will throw simulated game this week

Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Jason Grilli has been on the disabled list April 26 with an oblique strain. Over the weekend, the closer took a major step toward getting back into manager Clint Hurdle's bullpen.#485128791 / gettyimages.comTravis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tweeted how Grilli spent part of his Mother's Day:Jason Grilli said his 25-pitch bullpen ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates place Jason Grilli on DL with oblique strain

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed closer Jason Grilli on the disabled list with a strained left oblique. The news was tweeted by the Pittsburgh Trib's Rob Biertempfel ahead of tonight's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.#Pirates put Jason Grilli on DL retro to 4/21 with left oblique strain. RHP Jared Hughes will be here in time for game v #Cards— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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