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39 Jason Grilli RP
Height/Weight: 6-5/225 | Birthdate: 11/11/1976 | Birthplace: Royal Oak, MI | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: Seton Hall | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $2,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 79/61 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Braves' Jason Grilli strikes out three, earns 13th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Braves closer Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday to earn his 13th save in his team's 2-1 win over the Brewers.

Grilli struck out the first two batters he faced before issuing a walk, but he was able to strike out one more batter to slam the door on his team's win. He's rattled off three straight scoreless outings, but Sunday's three-strikeout game was his first since April 13. Grilli owns a 4.11 ERA and 23:7 K:BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings.


Braves P Jason Grilli gets save in win over Rays


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Braves reliever Jason Grilli earned his 12th save of the season during Wednesday night's 2-1 victory over the Rays. 

Grilli entered the game in the ninth inning and only allowed one hit. This was an improvement after giving up an earned run in three of his last four games. He now has a 4.73 ERA for the season. 

It's the third appearance in a row that Grilli has been able to record a save. 


Braves closer Jason Grilli scuffles again, but records save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Braves closer Jason Grilli continued to struggle Saturday in Miami. But he walked off the mound with his 11th save anyway.

Grilli arrived with a three-run lead and left with a two-run win. He allowed a double to Adeiny Hechavarria and run-scoring single to Dee Gordon before closing it out by striking out Martin Prado and inducing Giancarlo Stanton to ground out.

The right-hander has given up at least one run in four of his last six outings, during which time he has surrendered 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings and had his ERA catapult from 1.29 to 5.11.


Braves Jason Grilli gets tenth save with scoreless ninth


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Braves closer Jason Grilli earned his tenth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning, Friday against Miami. 

Grilli allowed a walk and threw a wild pitch, but he retired the side on 14 pitches to protect a two-run lead. 


Braves closer Jason Grilli takes loss after giving up walk-off RBI double


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Braves closer Jason Grilli (0-2) gave up a pinch-hit, RBI double to Devin Mesoraco in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday to take the loss against the Reds.

Grilli retired the first batter of the frame before allowing a single to Brayan Pena and the double to Mesoraco.

Grilli made his first appearance in six days after being sidelined by a sore back

"[I felt a] little rusty, maybe. Otherwise I felt fine," Grilli said.


Braves give pitcher Jason Grilli one more day of rest Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he held pitcher Jason Grilli out of Monday's 2-1 win over the Reds to give his back another day of rest, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Gonzalez had said before Monday's game that Grilli would be available, but he held him out as a precaution.

"He told us he could probably go," Gonzalez said. "So let's give him one more day so the probably becomes more, 'I can.'"

Pitcher Jim Johnson received the save opportunity Monday and he was able to close the game.


Manager: Braves closer Jason Grilli ready to roll Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Fredi Gonzalez has declared Braves closer Jason Grilli ready for action Monday night in Cincinnati, per BravesRadioNet.

Grilli, who has been dealing with a back issue, has struggled in May after a flying start and has not pitched since Wednesday. But he ran and played catch Monday afternoon.


Braves' Gonzalez: Jason Grilli (back) 'day to day'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Sunday that pitcher Jason Grilli is "day to day", the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Grilli is dealing with back spasms, per 680 The Fan.

Gonzalez said Grilli is progressing well but wouldn't specify what injury is affecting the closer, other than to say the issue is not arm-related. It was reported after Sunday's game that the closer is dealing with a back issue. Grilli has posted a 4.50 ERA with 16 strikeouts and nine saves in 10 innings.


Braves' Jason Grilli allows run, earns ninth save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Braves closer Jason Grilli gave up one earned run on two hits and one walk Wednesday but was able to record two strikeouts and preserve his team's lead to earn his ninth save in Atlanta's 7-5 win over Philadelphia.

Grilli opened the inning by allowing a single to left field, but he was able to get two quick outs to put the Phillies on the brink of a loss. They responded with a walk and a single to bring the potential winning run to the plate, but the closer was able to strike the batter out to end the game. Grilli owns a 4.50 ERA and 16:4 K:BB ratio in 10 innings.


Braves P Jason Grilli shuts door on Reds for eighth save of season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Braves pitcher Jason Grilli picked up his eighth save of the season during the Braves' 4-3 win over the Reds on Friday.

Grilli entered the ninth inning with a one-run lead and only allowed a single to Brayan Pena before recording the final three outs. He also struck out one batter and his ERA now stands at 4.00.


Jason Grilli blows save, takes loss for Braves


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Braves closer Jason Grilli blew his first save of the season, allowing three runs in the ninth inning to lose a two-run lead and the game to Washington. 

Grilli allowed three hits and walked a batter, while striking out two. Dan Uggla's three-run homer was the big blow. 

Grilli dropped to 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA.


Braves pitcher Jason Grilli adds seventh save Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Braves pitcher Jason Grilli worked a perfect ninth inning in Atlanta's 5-2 win over the Phillies Saturday, leading to his seventh save of the season. 

Grilli needed just 13 pitches to dispose of Philadelphia's hitters in the inning, including a strikeout of Ryan Howard. Grilli now boasts a 1.29 ERA with 11 strikeouts in seven innings of work.


Braves' Jason Grilli earns sixth save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Braves closer Jason Grilli picked up his sixth save Sunday, striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to slam the door on his team's 5-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Grilli threw eight of his nine pitches for strikes Sunday, delivering his second straight perfect outing since giving up a run in a save Monday. He owns a 1.50 ERA and 10:2 K:BB ratio in six innings.


Braves RP Jason Grilli picks up fifth save of season Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Braves pitcher Jason Grilli earned his fifth save of the season during a 8-7 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

Grilli came in during the ninth inning with a one run lead and got the first two outs, but he then walked Edwin Encarnacion. He was then able to get Dioner Navarro to ground out to end the game.

Grilli is now a perfect five for five on save opportunities this season with a 1.80 ERA.


Braves' Jason Grilli avoids disaster to record fourth save


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Braves closer Jason Grilli nearly blew a save opportunity in the bottom of the ninth inning in Monday's 3-2 win over the Marlins. 

Grilli entered the game with the Braves leading 3-1. However, Grilli gave up one run with two outs after Adeiny Hechavarria hit an RBI single to score Jacob Realmuto. But with Hechavarria on second, Grilli was able to strike out Jeff Baker for the game's final out. 

While he gave up a run and a walk, all three of Grilli's outs were strikeouts. 

This is Grilli's fourth save of the season. He now holds an ERA of 2.25. 


Jim Johnson gets win, Jason Grilli save in Braves win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Jim Johnson earned a win for the Braves in relief, and Jason Grilli recorded his third save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Mets. 

Johnson allowed one hit and struck out three in a scoreless eighth inning. The Braves then rallied to break open a tie game in the bottom of the inning. 

Grilli struck out one and walked one in a scoreless ninth. He's saved three of the Braves four wins this season, and the walk was the first baserunner he's allowed in three innings. 


Jason Grilli strikes out two to earn first save as Braves closer


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Prior to Monday's season opener against the Marlins, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Jason Grilli would be the team's new closer in the wake of the Craig Kimbrel trade. Gonzalez wasted little time using Grilli in his new role.

The right-hander picked up his first save of the season in a 2-1 win Monday. He retired the side in order in the bottom of the ninth inning, which included strikeouts of Giancarlo Stanton and Michael Morse.


Braves go with Jason Grilli as closer, Jim Johnson as setup man


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Reliever Jason Grilli will take over as the Braves closer following the trade of Craig Kimbrel, manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Monday. Gonzalez added Jim Johnson will be used in a setup role, but he will be the backup closer if Grilli needs a day off.

Both Grilli and Johnson have closer experience. Grilli was an All-Star closer for the Pirates in 2013 and has 50 career saves. Johnson was an All-Star closer for the Orioles in 2012. He has 124 career saves, including back-to-back seasons of 50 or more saves in 2012 and 2013.


Braves planning to add Brandon Cunniff to bullpen


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) After trading closer Craig Kimbrel, the Braves now have an open spot in their bullpen. 

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , the Braves will add Brandon Cunniff , who was recently optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Cunniff will join the team before Monday's Opening Day game. 

Braves general manager said Jim Johnson and Jason Grilli could possibly close games, with the team looking at Juan Jaime for that role down the road. 


Braves' Jason Grilli shines in efficient inning Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Braves pitcher Jason Grilli needed just nine pitches to retire three batters in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, and his fastball hit 93 mph on the radar gun in the inning of work, MLB.com reports.

"I feel good,'' Grilli said. "Knowing thy self is the key in this game. As soon as you start riding your high horse, that low branch hits you. This game isn't that easy.''

Grilli has allowed one run in two innings this spring while striking out two and walking none.

"He's been great,'' manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He's been great in our clubhouse. It's small here, so you notice everything, and every time I see him in the clubhouse, he has a young guy in his corner, talking to him about baseball.''


Braves announce signings of Grilli, Outman, Pierzynski


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) The Braves officially announced the signings of reliever Jason Grilli, reliever Josh Outman and catcher A.J. Pierzynski on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old Grilli spent the 2014 season with the Pirates and Angels. He went 1-5 with a 4.00 ERA and 12 saves.

The 30-year-old Outman spent time with the Indians and Yankees last season, going 4-0 with a 2.86 ERA in 40 relief outings.

The 38-year-old Pierzynski played for the Red Sox and Cardinals in '14, batting .251 with five home runs and 37 RBI in 102 games.


Braves to sign pitcher Jason Grilli


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) The Braves will sign pitcher Jason Grilli, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The deal was initially reported by FoxSports.com.

The 38-year-old Grilli posted a 4.00 ERA over 54 innings last year. The deal is for two seasons, and contains an option for a third year. Grilli is set to make about $8 million.

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Jason Grilli's reps still talking to the Yankees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Free agent reliever Jason Grilli and the Yankees are still open to discussions about the veteran reliever being part of the team's bullpen, one of Grilli's agents told NJ.com on Thursday.

"We last spoke during the (Winter Meetings) and the door is still open to discussions," said Xavier D. James, who co-represents Grilli with retired outfielder Gary Sheffield. "We will be patient."

The 12-year vet Grilli spent the 2014 season with the Pirates and Angels, going 1-5 with a 4.00 ERA and 12 saves in 62 appearances. He was an All-Star closer for the Pirates in 2013.


Yankees have discussed adding Jason Grilli


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Yankees have discussed adding reliever Jason Grilli, according to CBSNewYork.

The team would likely only look at Grilli if David Robertson signs elsewhere. The 38-year-old Grilli posted a 4.00 ERA over 54 innings with the Pirates and Angels last season. 


Jason Grilli blasted in loss vs. Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Angels pitcher Jason Grilli took a loss Tuesday, giving up four earned runs while recording just one out in his team's 13-2 defeat against the Mariners.

Grilli (1-3) walked a batter and hit another batter to open up the fifth inning, and after a sacrifice moved both runners into scoring position, he gave up back-to-back doubles to bring three runs home, getting himself pulled from the game with a man still in scoring position. That runner would come around to score, leaving him with his worst performance since joining the Angels. Grilli owns a 4.03 ERA and 51:19 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.