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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...
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July 14, 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

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 […]
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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

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...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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