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Jason Grilli vows to pitch again this season

Jul 30, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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Jason Grilli is expected to miss at least 4-8 weeks with a strained flexor muscle in his forearm, potentially knocking him out for the remainder of the season, but the Pirates closer all but guaranteed he’ll pitch again this year.

“I’m going to be ready before the season is out,” Grilli told Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. “You can mark my word on that.”

Of course, players are almost always optimistic about their return timetables, especially before they even begin the rehab process and find out exactly what’s ahead of them. Grilli not needing surgery is definitely good news, but “you can mark my word on that” just doesn’t mean much yet.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 30, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    If wishes were horses…just go start your program, kid.

  2. mungman69 - Jul 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    I will never be a baseball fan. You can mark my word on that.

    • johnnysoda - Jul 30, 2013 at 7:04 PM

      Then why did you bother to come on here and post?

  3. finchj15 - Jul 30, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Reblogged this on Baseball 101: Finchy's View and commented:
    It would be very nice, but the Pirates will be OK without him.

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