Jason Grilli (elbow) is scheduled to throw a two-inning simulated game on Sunday.
Jason Grilli slammed the door on the Cardinals in Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday, protecting a two-run advantage and giving the Pirates a 2-1 series lead.
Aided by an outfield assist, Jason Grilli got the final two outs Monday against the Cubs for his 32nd save.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle confirmed Monday that Jason Grilli will continue to serve as closer.
Jason Grilli worked a scoreless ninth inning for his 31st save of the season, and first since July 21, against the Reds on Saturday.
Jason Grilli will serve as the Pirates' closer Saturday.
With the score tied at 2-2 in the eighth inning on Sunday, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle turned to Kyle Farnsworth instead of Jason Grilli to keep his team in the ballgame.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated Saturday that he would still like Jason Grilli to regain the closer's role at the end of his bullpen.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday that Jason Grilli will now be used in the seventh and eighth innings.
Pirates activated RHP Jason Grill from the 15-day disabled list.
Jason Grilli (forearm) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Double-A Altoona.
Jason Grilli (forearm) threw a successful 25-pitch simulated game on Wednesday afternoon.
Jason Grilli (forearm) will throw another bullpen session on Sunday, and if all goes well he'll progress to a 25-pitch simulated game on Wednesday.
Jason Grilli (forearm) threw a bullpen session Thursday.