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Jason Grilli | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (38) / 11/11/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 233
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Seton Hall
Contract: view contract details

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Braves placed RHP Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 12, with a torn left Achilles.
He's obviously going to miss the remainder of the season but thinks he'll be ready for spring training. Jim Johnson is closing for the Braves with Grilli on the shelf. Jul 17 - 4:38 PM

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Jason Grilli has been diagnosed with a left Achilles rupture.

He's expected to miss the rest of the season. Grilli suffered the injury while covering first base on an infield hit by Drew Stubbs on Saturday. Jim Johnson will take over as closer and is now a must-own player across all formats. The former A's and Orioles closer hasn't allowed a run since June 8.
Jul 11 - 8:56 PM

Jason Grilli was carted off the field Saturday after suffering a lower leg injury.

Grilli appeared to injure his ankle while covering first base. He was on the ground for a while before being carted off. The 38-year-old is almost certainly headed to the disabled list. This kills whatever trade value he might have had. Jim Johnson is next in line for saves and should now be owned in all formats.
Jul 11 - 7:56 PM

Jason Grilli struck out the side in the ninth inning against the Brewers on Tuesday to earn his 24th save.

Grilli came by it honestly, too, getting Scooter Gennett, Gerardo Parra and Jean Segura to go down swinging to earn the save. The 38-year-old has been a very nice surprise for the Braves this season, posting a 2.67 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 45/10 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings. Those numbers will surely add to teams' interest around the trade deadline later this month.
Jul 7 - 11:54 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Jason Grilli is "one of the closers the Blue Jays are looking at."

They've also been connected to Jonathan Papelbon and Francisco Rodriguez. Grilli has had a nice bounce-back season in Atlanta with a 2.93 ERA and 39/10 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings. He's also potentially cost less than Papelbon or K-Rod, although Cafardo says the Braves aren't shopping him yet because they feel they're still in the playoff hunt.
Source: Boston Globe
Jul 5 - 1:54 PM

Jason Grilli allowed a run but held on to earn the save against the Pirates on Sunday.

Grilli had to work through the meat of the Bucs' order, retiring Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte to begin the inning, but a Francisco Cervelli walk and Jordy Mercer RBI double made things interesting. Grilli then struck out pinch-hitter Gregory Polanco to secure the 2-1 win. The save was Grilli's 21st of the year, leaving him with a 3.14 ERA and 1.29 WHIP overall.
Jun 28 - 4:24 PM

Jason Grilli picked up his 20th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's win over the Mets.

Grilli entered in the ninth inning with the Braves holding onto a 6-4 lead. He allowed a two-out single to Wilmer Flores, but shut down the potential threat by inducing a fly ball out from Curtis Granderson to end the game. Grilli is 20-for-22 in save chances and holds a 2.73 ERA to go with a 33/8 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings.
Jun 20 - 11:15 PM

Jason Grilli recorded his 19th save of the season Friday with a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets.

Grilli struck out two batters in the frame and worked around an error from third baseman Juan Uribe. The 38-year-old went through a bit of a rough patch from late April into mid-May, but he hasn't allowed a run in his last eight appearances. His ERA now sits at 2.84 for the year.
Jun 19 - 10:29 PM

Jason Grilli got into and subsequently worked out of trouble Tuesday, closing out the Padres to earn his 16th save.

Grilli allowed a one-out double, and a wild pitch moved the runner to third with two outs. After a walk, Grilli got Clint Barmes to strike out to end the threat and the game. It hasn't always been pretty, but Grilli now has 16 saves and a 3.54 ERA as the Braves' stopper.
Jun 10 - 12:19 AM

Jason Grilli coughed up a run in the ninth against the Dodgers on Wednesday but held on to notch his 14th save in a 3-2 win.

With one out, Grilli served up an Alex Guerrero solo homer to right. Andre Ethier next singled, but Grilli ended the affair in a timely fashion after that. It's highly questionable whether Grilli is a superior ninth inning option to Jim Johnson -- who tossed another scoreless eighth and boasts a 2.42 ERA -- but the former is 14-for-15 in save chances (ranking No. 2 in the NL in saves) and isn't in danger of losing his job at the moment. Of course, with a 4.41 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP, a big implosion or two could change that.
May 28 - 1:24 AM

Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless ninth against the Rays, picking up his 12th save as the Braves won 2-1 on Wednesday.

Grilli allowed a two-out single to Brandon Guyer, but got Kevin Kiermaier to ground out to end the contest. Despite some struggles and some issues with back spasms, Grilli is 12-for-13 in save opportunities with a 4.73 ERA and a 19/5 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings.
May 20 - 10:58 PM

Jason Grilli, making his first appearance since May 6, got the loss Tuesday against the Reds after allowing Devin Mesoraco to double in the winning run.

Grilli was out nearly a week due to back spasms but was deemed fit to return on Monday, though manager Fredi Gonzalez gave him an extra day of rest. The right-hander struck out Kris Negron for the first out, but allowed a single to Brayan Pena followed by Mesoraco's double which won the game. It wasn't a save situation, so Grilli remains 9-for-10 in save chances but is 0-2 with a 5.23 ERA and a 17/4 K/BB ratio in 10 1/3 innings. Fantasy owners should probably go get Jim Johnson just in case things don't improve for Grilli.
May 12 - 10:37 PM

Jason Grilli (back) was given another day of rest Monday for precautionary reasons.

Grilli has been dealing with back spasms over the past few days, but was originally expected to be available Monday. However, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided to play things safe, ultimately going with Jim Johnson for the save chance. "It was my decision, I said you know what, let’s give it one more day," explained Gonzalez. "He told us he could probably go. So let’s give him one more day so the probably becomes more, ‘I can.’ Everything was good with him, just wanted to give him one more day." Look for him to be ready if a save opportunity arises Tuesday.
May 12 - 10:00 AM

Jason Grilli (back) will be available out of the Braves' bullpen on Monday.

Grilli has been unavailable the last few days due to back spasms, but he reported Monday that he felt much better. The veteran reliever has struck out 16 over 10 innings for the Braves this season and will be used in a save situation should one arise.
May 11 - 4:54 PM

Jason Grilli is considered day-to-day due to back spasms.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Sunday morning that Grilli was dealing with an undisclosed injury and now it's known what the issue is. Jim Johnson is expected to handle any ninth-inning work while Grilli is sidelined.
May 10 - 4:56 PM

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