Pittsburgh Pirates
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Name  Jason Grilli
Born  11/11/1976
Height  6-5
Weight  225
Number  39
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/21/2013 6:44:00 PM
Description: Pirates closer Jason Grilli will return to the closer role Saturday, according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com.
Insight: Grilli missed six weeks with a strained forearm and has allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings since returning. After Mark Melancon blew his second straight save chance Friday, the Pirates will go back to Grilli, who has 30 saves and a 2.85 ERA this year.
9/3/2013 6:00:00 PM
Description: Pirates closer Jason Grilli (forearm) will return to Pittsburgh's bullpen Tuesday night.
Insight: Grilli has been out for six weeks with a strained right forearm. He had 30 saves and a 2.34 ERA before his injury and will likely reclaim the closer job from Mark Melancon. However, that's not guaranteed so Melancon owners should hold onto him.
8/30/2013 4:58:00 PM
Description: Pirates closer Jason Grilli (flexor strain in his right forearm) will start a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Double-A Altoona, according to Tom Singer of MLB.com.
Insight: Grilli will throw one inning Saturday and another one Monday before making another appearance with Triple-A Indianapolis. The right-hander should be back in the bullpen by the second week of September.
8/14/2013 3:48:00 PM
Description: Pirates closer Jason Grilli (flexor strain in his right forearm), played catch and felt good, according to Tom Singer of MLB.com.
Insight: The right-hander was expected to rest for 4-8 weeks, but we're three weeks since he last pitched (July 22). He's still not expected to return until September.
7/26/2013 3:35:00 PM
Description: According to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pirates closer Jason Grilli has been diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right forearm.
Insight: Grilli was examined by Dr. James Andrews in addition to team doctors. The right-hander won't have surgery, but will need to rest for 4-8 weeks. He'll be reevaluated in about two weeks and the team should be able to provide a more precise timetable then. Mark Melancon will hold onto the closer role while Grilli is out and should be added in all leagues.
7/23/2013 7:29:00 PM
Description: According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pirates closer Jason Grilli (forearm) did not feel a pop in his elbow at any point Monday.
Insight: Grilli had general soreness in his forearm all inning that peaked with his last pitch, so he's still not out of the woods yet, but it's good news that he didn't feel a pop. Mark Melancon should be added in all fantasy leagues, as he'll close while Grilli is out.
7/23/2013 4:32:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh closer Jason Grilli has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm injury.
Insight: He is headed back to Pittsburgh for more tests. Mark Melancon should take over the closing role until Grilli returns. It's a huge blow for fantasy owners as Grilli and his 30 saves have been one of the best closers in the league this season.
7/22/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh closer Jason Grilli was removed from Monday night's game against the Nationals after hurting his right arm. SOURCE: Jesse Spector, Sporting News
Insight: Vin Mazzaro came in and got his first save of the season. If the injury turns out to be serious, Mark Melancon would be next up to close. Melancon was unavailable for tonight's game because he pitched on Saturday and Sunday.
5/21/2013 10:31:00 PM
Description: Pirates closer Jason Grilli needed 35 pitches to get his 18th save of the season Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Grilli allowed two hits, walked one and gave up a run but struck out Anthony Rizzo with two men on to preserve the win. He likely won't be available for a day or two.
5/14/2013 2:33:00 PM
Description: Pirates reliever Jason Grilli might not be available for Tuesday game, according to manager Clint Hurdle. He is reportedly attending to a personal matter.
Insight: Grilli has been a fantasy stud with a league-leading 15 saves in 15 chances. Mark Melancon would likely get the save opportunity if Grilli is unavailable to close.
12/26/2012 4:05:00 PM
Description: Pirates reliever Jason Grilli has been promoted to the closer's position now that Joel Hanrahan has been traded to Boston.
Insight: Grilli has been a strikeout machine, producing 127 whiffs over 91 1/3 innings since the start of the 2011 season. The Pirates were much improved this past season, so Grilli should have plenty of opportunities to close out games. He's no Mariano Rivera but Grilli will definitely be worth at least a late-round look in most fantasy leagues.
12/22/2012 7:45:00 PM
Description: Jason Grilli is expected to assume Pittsburgh's closer role once the Joel Hanrahan-to-Boston trade becomes official. SOURCE: Jon Heyman, CBSSports.com
Insight: Grilli fanned 90 batters and had a 2.91 ERA in 58 2/3 innings last season. The 36-year-old Seton Hall product re-signed with the Pirates earlier this month for just $6.75 million over two years, with no bonuses for games finished. That's a major bargain for the Pirates considering how much money some middle relievers have fetched this offseason.
3/18/2010 10:04:00 PM
Description: MLBlogs.com reports Grilli (right knee) underwent surgery to repair the quad tendon in his knee on Wednesday.
Insight: Grilli's 2010 season is likely over. (SportsBuff.com)
3/12/2010 2:05:00 PM
Description: Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports, via Twitter, that Grilli (right quad) is scheduled to have quad surgery next Tuesday or Wednesday in Vail, Colorado.
Insight: The team has not given a timetable for Grilli's return to action, but there is a chance he will miss the entire season. (SportsBuff.com)
3/5/2010 3:28:00 PM
Description: MLBlogs.com reports Grilli (right knee) is scheduled for an MRI after injuring his right knee on Friday.
Insight: The results likely won't be known until Saturday, so no timetable will be known until then at least. Grilli is in the mix for a spot in the Indians' bullpen. (SportsBuff.com)
Steady6/10/2009 4:44:00 PM
Description: Grilli was traded from the Rockies to the Rangers. In 22 games with Colorado, he had a 6.05 ERA and 2.17 WHIP.
Insight: Some fantasy wonks had mentioned Grilli as a possible closer candidate for Colorado. It didn't happen. He pitched a scoreless ninth for the Rangers in his debut. Grilli did not get the save, however, because his team was losing 9-0. (SportsBuff.com)
Hot4/21/2009 5:57:00 AM
Description: Grilli tossed a perfect eighth inning in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He struck out the side.
Insight: Grilli lowered his ERA to 1.42 and WHIP to 0.95 in 6 1/3 innings this season. In 2008, we saw Taylor Buchholz transform into a tremendous option in all formats because of his top-notch ratios. Perhaps we've found another stellar arm in the Colorado bullpen - even if he isn't getting saves. (SportsBuff.com)