May 13, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT
And for that we should be very, very grateful.
Apr 6, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT
Craig Kimbrel he ain’t, but saves aren’t exactly the Braves’ biggest concern.
Feb 12, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT
A tough break for a promising young arm.
Feb 10, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT
Veras is the fifth veteran reliever that new GM John Hart has added to the mix since the start of the offseason.
Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT
Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.
Dec 23, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT
From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Braves have signed 38-year-old right-handed reliever Jason Grilli to a two-year, $8 million contract with a club option for 2017 …
Nov 21, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT
If the Yankees can’t bring back David Robertson, Jason Grilli could be one option the club could look at.
Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.
Sep 8, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT
Frieri came into this season with a lifetime 2.76 ERA and 315 strikeouts in 231 innings, including 37 saves as the Angels’ closer last year.
Aug 14, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT
Looking to add more bullpen help after the Jason Grilli-for-Ernesto Frieri swap worked out so horribly, the Pirates have acquired right-hander John Axford from the Indians.
Aug 8, 2014, 5:49 PM EDT
Frieri posted a 7.34 ERA in 48 appearances, which is shockingly bad for a 28-year-old who came into this season with a career 2.76 ERA and 315 strikeouts in 231 innings.
Jul 18, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT
Padres closer Huston Street has been linked to the Angels for a while now and Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reports that the two sides are “close to finalizing a deal” for the All-Star right-hander.
Jul 12, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT
The Pirates are focused on adding pitching in advance of the July non-waiver trade deadline.
Ernesto Frieri and Jason Grilli ran into each other at an O’Hare Airport bathroom after being traded
Jul 3, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT
No word on whether one of them asked the other to spare a square.
Jun 27, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT
The Pirates and Angels have exchanged their troubled closers. Jason Grilli will head west to the Angels. Ernesto Frieri will head east to the Pirates.
Jun 20, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Last night Jason Grilli gave up a game-tying homer against the Reds and today the Pirates announced that he’s been demoted from the closer role.
Jun 19, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT
Jason Grilli blew a save this afternoon against the Reds and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated after the game that he could make a change in the closer role.
May 23, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT
Pirates closer Jason Grilli is off the disabled list after missing the past month with a strained oblique muscle.
May 21, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT
Jason Grilli threw a successful 20-pitch simulated inning on Wednesday and is expected to return to the Pirates’ bullpen this weekend.
May 14, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
Jason Grilli threw 24 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday afternoon, but thinks he’s ready to make a return to the Pirates.
Apr 26, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT
The Pirates placed Russell Martin on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Apr 25, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
The Pirates will be without their closer for at least two weeks. Mark Melancon will get the save opportunities in his stead.
Apr 20, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT
Ryan Braun likes hitting in the state of Pennsylvania.
Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 AM EDT
Notes from what could reign supreme as the longest game of the year for quite some time.
Mar 26, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Is regression inevitable? The Pirates’ long-term trajectory looks good. 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is…
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- Josh Hamilton will join the Rangers on Monday 4
- UPDATE: David Wright diagnosed with spinal stenosis 14
- Settling the Score: Friday’s results 39
- Video: Mike Trout makes a ridiculous slide to beat the tag at third base 14
- Cuba’s best pitching prospect is on his way to America 21
- Will Smith suspended for eight games for the foreign substance on his arm 62
- Will Smith’s ejection once again shows baseball’s silly approach to foreign substance rules 49
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