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Wed, 22 May 2013 13:01:57 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said RP Jason Grilli won't be available Wednesday, May 22, after throwing 34 pitches Tuesday, May 21. Grilli also might not be available Thursday, May 23.
Fantasy Tip: Mark Melancon will likely enter if a save situation arises in the next few days. Make sure he's in your lineup if you own him in deep leagues.
Thu, 16 May 2013 13:29:15 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said RP Jason Grilli is not available to pitch Thursday, May 16, and RP Mark Melancon may not be, either.
Fantasy Tip: Grilli has pitched each of the last two nights, throwing a total of 27 pitches in those outings. Melancon has also pitched back-to-back days and has a total of 26 pitchers over that span. Expect both hurlers to be ready to go Friday night.
Mon, 13 May 2013 14:09:52 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli is reportedly dealing with a family issue, and he's not expected to be available to pitch Monday, May 13.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear how long Grilli will be out, or if the team will place him on the bereavement list. If you're desperate for saves, don't wait around to find out. Add Mark Melancon now.
Mon, 13 May 2013 13:05:52 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli isn't expected to be available to pitch Monday, May 13, because he was seen leaving the clubhouse in street clothes.
Fantasy Tip: Grilli doesn't appear to be dealing with an injury, but it's worth monitoring this situation. If there's a save situation tonight, expect Mark Melancon to get first crack at shutting the game down. Should Grilli miss extended time, Melancon would become a hot pickup in all leagues.
Fri, 10 May 2013 10:21:42 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli lost to the New York Mets Thursday, May 9, by allowing two hits and an earned run in one-third of an inning in the bottom of the ninth in a tied ballgame.
Fantasy Tip: This was not a blown save, and Grilli has yet to botch a save chance this year in his new role in Pittsburgh. Mark Melancon represents the biggest threat to Grilli for the closer gig if he falters, but that's not even in consideration at this point.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:28:51 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Tony Watson picked up his first career save Thursday, April 25, against the Philadelphia Phillies with RP Jason Grilli getting a day off.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:03:06 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli, who is starting the season as closer for the first time in his career, retired the Chicago Cubs in order Wednesday, April 3, in the ninth inning. "My heart was beating a little faster, but controllable," Grilli said. "Facing the heart of the order, I've done that before."
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:19:50 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli was upset with the way the media misinterpreted comments about the team's front office efforts at the last non-waiver trade deadline. "Ridiculous. Why would I criticize the team, the place I'm at?" Grilli said. "Better yet, if I felt that way, why would I come back here?" Grilli is getting his first opportunity to be a closer, but he took less money over other two-year tenders for slightly more money from both the Chicago Cubs and Toronto Blue Jays.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:41:53 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli is expected to serve as the team's closer next season with RPs Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and Jared Hughes serving in a setup role.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 01:01:31 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli has been given closer duties following the trade of RP Joel Hanrahan to the Boston Red Sox, team sources say.