The Pirates have traded Jason Grilli to the Angels for RHP Ernesto Frieri.
Grilli temporarily out as #pirates closer. Melancon takes over.
Hardball Talk "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..." June 20
Hardball Talk "Pirates closer Jason Grilli is off the disabled list after missing the past month with a strained oblique muscle. Grilli saved 33 games last season and another four games this year before going on the disabled list, but it’s possible the Pirates will ease him back into the bullpen mix in a..." May 23
Jason Grilli said he's 'ready' to return after throwing 24 pitches in simulated game this afternoon
#Pirates closer Jason Grilli (oblique) stretching on field with trainer. He's scheduled to throw bullpen session today.
#Pirates place Jason Grilli on 15-day DL because of left oblique strain, retroactive to 4/21. Jared Hughes recalled.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates closer Jason Grilli might not ever win a Cy Young Award, but his manager makes it sound like Grilli's gritty career performance is worthy of an Oscar. “His story is like a movie,” Clint Hurdle said. “It's a great story. It's a former first-round pick who's had to persevere and reinvent..." March 05
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates closer Jason Grilli is looking for a contract extension. Grill is under contract for one more season with the Pirates. He will make $4.25 million in 2014, which is a bargain price for the club considering some of the game's top closers make $10 million per year or more. Grilli posted 33..." December 15
Hurdle on bullpen: "We're going back to way was for 3 1/2 months before Jason got hurt." Watson 7th Melancon 8th Grilli closes. #Pirates
CBSSports.com "The Pirates' bullpen ERA of 2.88 ranks second to the Braves (2.42) and Pittsburgh is tied with Atlanta for the league lead at 51 saves. The Shark Tank as the Pirates' pen has become known is one enormous reason why Pittsburgh is looking at postseason play for the first time in two decades. But..." September 21
#Pirates closer today: Kyle Farnsworth. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli are unavailable.
Sporting News "On Monday afternoon Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Jason Grilli 1.) pitched an inning in a rehab start with the Class AA Altoona Curve and 2.) made hundreds of fans for life. "Just across the board class act" Curve General Manager Rob Egan told the Altoona Mirror. "Definitely a very..." September 03
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In a surprising move the Pirates activated closer Jason Grilli from the disabled list Tuesday. Grilli originally was scheduled to make a rehab appearance for Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday. Grilli threw a scoreless inning for Double-A Altoona on Monday. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle..." September 03
CBSSports.com "The Pirates have been without All-Star closer Jason Grilli since late July because of a right forearm strain but he recently started pitching in minor league rehab games and is moving closer to rejoining the team. When he does return he may do so in a role other than closer. “We'll talk about..." September 02
Hardball Talk "After suffering a right forearm strain in July Pirates closer Jason Grilli vowed to make it back before the end of the season. And he’s well on his way to meeting that goal. According to Tom Singer of MLB.com Grilli will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona today and..." August 31
#Pirates closer Jason Grilli could start throwing off a slope or a mound as soon as early next week. Still on track for Sept. 1 activation.
#Pirates closer Jason Grilli will start playing catch this weekend. Could return to roster by end of the month.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jason Grilli spoke to reporters Monday for the first time since injuring his right arm last week and he made a promise the Pirates hope their closer can keep. “I'm going to be ready before the season is out” Grilli said. “You can mark my word on that.” Grilli is expected to miss 4-to-8 weeks..." July 30
#Pirates announce Jason Grilli saw Dr. James Andrews has strained right flexor tendon. No surgery but needs rest.
I am told Jason Grilli did NOT feel any type of pop at any point. General soreness all inning that peaked with last pitch. Excellent news.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The music was quiet. The discussions were hushed. And, at his locker, Jason Grilli stared ahead, not even flinching as passing teammates patted him on the back. The Pirates beat the Washington Nationals, 6-5, but this was a team that was just dealt a crushing loss. Grilli left the game with two..." July 23
Grilli walks off with trainer, looking devastated. Vin Mazzaro will enter from #Pirates pen with 2 outs in 9th, 0-1 count on Lombardozzi.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "For six innings Wednesday night, Wandy Rodriguez slid his way through the Chicago Cubs lineup with ease. Even when the Cubs gummed up the works in the seventh, Rodriguez wriggled free -- with some help from his bullpen. He helped the Pirates to their first win of the season, a 3-0 victory..." April 04
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It begins quietly, and on this day you probably won't be able to hear it. Once A.J. Burnett leaves the dugout, the sellout crowd at PNC Park will roar. The chords won't poke through until he reaches the mound. The familiar cadence, repeated on a loop, da-dun-dun-dun-dun,..." March 31
Bucs Dugout "Just to be clear, I don't think what players have to say about their GM's performance is particularly important, but these comments from Jason Grilli are likely to attract some attention, so let's have at it. "Maybe some of it’s the economics here," Grilli said. "Players know the situation. To..." February 19