Short Hops: Braves bullpen review/preview

FOXSportsSouth.com's team of Braves writers are taking a look back at 2015, position by position, and breaking down what we know heading into what figures to be another busy offseason. We conclude with the bullpen. STATS THAT MATTER -1.0 -- Collective WAR by the Braves relievers last season, which was the 29th in the majors (the Red Sox were worse at minus-1.4). Atlanta was the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves enter All-Star break on low note

The Atlanta Braves wrapped up their first-half schedule on arguably the lowest note of the season, getting swept in four games by the National League West's last-place team while losing closer Jason Grilli, one of the bullpen's rare bright spots in 2015, to a season-ending injury. With trade-related question marks surrounding the franchise as it hits the All-Star break, here are...
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July 12, 2015  |  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...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves’ Jason Grilli ruptures Achilles tendon, will miss rest of season

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 the Braves’...
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July 11, 2015  |  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...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves closer Grilli ruptures Achilles in loss to Rockies

Atlanta Braves closer Jason Grilli ruptured his left Achilles tendon while trying to cover first base against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night, the team confirmed after the game. Grilli, 38, collapsed after running off the mound during the ninth inning of Atlanta's 3-2 loss at Coors Field after his appeared to get caught in the infield grass. After being examined by team...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves reliever Jason Grilli suffers leg injury

DENVER (AP) Atlanta Braves reliever Jason Grilli left Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies in the bottom of the ninth after tumbling to the ground and suffering a lower left leg injury as he ran toward first to cover the bag. Drew Stubbs hit a grounder that first baseman Chris Johnson ranged to his right to field. Grilli was sprinting to cover the bag when he appeared to...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Bullpen edition

When the Kansas City Royals made their legendary run in the 2014 playoffs, a large part of their success came from their ability to hold onto a lead and preserve a victory. The Royals’ bullpen shut down opponents last season. If Kansas City had a lead by through six innings, it was a near certainty that they would come home with the win. With one pitcher dedicated to each of the...
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July 07, 2015  |  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...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Recapping a weekend: when progress feels like treading water and treading water is drowning

Sorry for the lack of WHYGAVS this weekend: I spent the weekend out in the mountains and then when I got back on Sunday, I was far too exhausted to do much of anything other than sit around. Taking the weekend as a whole instead of breaking down into three individual one-game units makes for a curious experience. The Pirates took two out of three from the Braves, a team that they...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Bullpen is Contributing to the Teams Struggles

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jason Grilli throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Cincinnati. The Reds won 4-3. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) After an offseason where the Atlanta Braves made some big trades, their bullpen has been struggling. In the offseason they signed right hander Jason Grilli to a two year deal to be...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash: Grilli Vanilli

Just hours before the first official pitch of the 2015 MLB regular season was thrown, the Braves traded reliever Craig Kimbrel to the Padres and significantly altered the fantasy values of a couple of players in the process. Joaquin Benoit's role changed from projected closer to primary setup man, and his fantasy value took an enormous hit in standard 5x5 formats. Unsurprisingly...
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April 14, 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...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins knock out 8 hits but fall on Opening Day to Braves

MIAMI (AP) -- Two Atlanta relievers combined to escape a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the seventh, and new closer Jason Grilli pitched a perfect ninth to help the Braves beat Miami 2-1 on opening day Monday. The rebuilding Braves won without All-Star closer Craig Kimbel, traded in their latest deal to San Diego on Sunday. The Marlins have hopes of ending an 11-year playoff drought...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves designate Quinten for assignment; Grilli new closer

MIAMI (AP) The Atlanta Braves have designated two-time All-Star Carlos Quinten for assignment, a day after getting him in a big trade with the San Diego Padres. The Braves also said Monday that right-hander Jason Grilli will be their new closer. He'll replace All-Star Craig Kimbrel, who was traded to San Diego. The move involving Quinten came hours before the Braves' season opener...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli and Jim Johnson in line for saves on Braves

getty images Following the Atlanta Braves decision to deal closer Craig Kimbrel on Sunday both Jason Grilli and Jim Johnson are now in line for the team’s ninth inning duties. Kimbrel was traded along with Melvin Upton to the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor leaguer pitcher Matt Wisler and a trio of outfielders that includes Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin and Jorgan Paroubeck...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves formalize Pierzynski, Grilli signings, ink Outman to deal

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves invoked a 3-for-1 approach to roster additions on Wednesday, confirming the expected signings of reliever Jason Grilli and catcher A.J. Pierzynski, while doubly announcing that left-handed pitcher had inked a one-year pact with the club. Over the December holiday season, the acquisitions of Grilli (45 saves from 2013-14) and Pierzynski (17-year on-base...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves add Outman, finalize deals with Pierzynski, Grilli

ATLANTA (AP) The Braves agreed to a one-year contract with left-hander Josh Outman and finalized two other free-agent deals Wednesday: an $8 million, two-year agreement with right-hander Jason Grilli and a $2 million, one-year contract with catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Outman, 30, was 4-0 with a 2.86 ERA with Cleveland and the New York Yankees last season. Grilli, 38, was an All-Star...
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January 07, 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,...
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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 […]
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Grilli Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Atlanta

Photo Credit: Justin Aller/Getty Images FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report late Tuesday night that Jason Grilli, former 2013 All-Star closer for the Pittsburgh Pirates, would be working out of the Atlanta Braves bullpen in 2015. Source: Jason Grilli to #Braves. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 24, 2014 David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Braves, Grilli agree to 2-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Atlanta Braves and veteran reliever Jason Grilli have agreed to a two-year contract. The person says the agreement includes a club option for a third year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. The 38-year-old right-hander will fill a setup role for...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Braves sign reliever Jason Grilli

Atlanta added more depth to its bullpen on Tuesday, according to MLB on FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal, who cited a source in his announcement that 38-year-old reliever Jason Grilli had signed with the Braves. The deal will keep the right-handed pitcher in Atlanta for two years, with the Braves holding a club option for a third, according to Rosenthal. Grilli made 22 appearances for...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves showing interest in Jason Grilli

getty images After trading away Jordan Walden the Braves are looking for arms in front of closer Craig Kimbrel. One pitcher the Braves are showing interest in is Jason Grilli. Grilli, 38, spent last season between the Pirates and Angels posting a 4.00 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 54 innings of work. The Atlanta #Braves have informed free agent reliever Jason Grilli know they have...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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