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  1. Angels still shopping after Grilli deal?

    Doug Mittler

    Even after swapping struggling closers on Friday night, the Los Angeles Angels may not be done dealing for bullpen help. The Angels sent Ernesto Frieri to the Pirates for Jason Grilli, hoping a change of scenery will allow the 37-year-old Grilli ...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  2. Los Angeles Angels trade Ernesto Frieri to Pittsburgh Pirates for...

    The Los Angeles Angels have traded right-hander Ernesto Frieri to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righty Jason Grilli in a swap of struggling relief pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2014
  3. Pittsburgh Pirates remove Jason Grilli from closer role

    Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has decided to remove Jason Grilli from the closer role.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  4. How to solve the Frieri problem?

    AJ Mass

    When Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia needed to turn to a pitcher in order to close out a 3-1 win in extra innings against the Cleveland Indians, he did not summon for Ernesto Frieri -- at least not at first -- and that does not bode well for...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  5. Pirates' plans with Grilli

    Joe Kaiser

    Jason Grilli returned to his role as the Pittsburgh closer on Thursday night, preserving a win over the Dodgers to record his sixth save of the season. But after missing the final two months of last season with a right forearm strain and sitting o...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  6. Series preview: Mets vs. Pirates

    Adam Rubin

    Getty ImagesThe Mets face Brandon Cumpton, Edinson Volquez and Charlie Morton at Citi Field.METS (22-27, fourth place/NL East) vs. PITTSBURGH PIRATES (22-27, fourth place/NL Central) Monday: RHP Jacob deGrom (0-2, 2.77) vs. RHP Brandon Cumpton (0-...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  7. Grilli gearing up for return?

    AJ Mass

    After being without him for the last month of the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are close to getting closer Jason Grilli back in the bullpen, perhaps as early as this Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals. As Bill Brink of the Pittsbur...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  8. When will Pirates get Grilli back?

    AJ Mass

    The month of May has been good to Mark Melancon. Following another successful save opportunity on Wednesday, the reliever is now 1-0 with saves in five of six chances and an ERA of 1.29 in his last seven appearances. His success is part of the reason...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  9. Pittsburgh Pirates unlikely to return to postseason - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    A return trip to the playoffs is looking less and less likely for the Pirates, writes Paul Swydan.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2014
  10. Jason Grilli, Russell Martin of Pittsburgh Pirates placed on disa...

    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed catcher Russell Martin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and were successful in a second attempt at putting closer Jason Grilli on the DL with a left oblique strain.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2014
  11. Pittsburgh Pirates' Jason Grilli-to-DL move put on hold

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have attempted to put closer Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list but were unable to complete the move before their game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2014
  12. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. I wrote about the Brewers-Pirates brawl here. While the brawl was certainly interesting, the biggest takeaway from the weekend has to be Ryan Braun's two home runs off Jason Grilli in the ninth -- one to win the game on Saturday, one to tie it on ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  13. Gomez deserves suspension after brawl

    David Schoenfield

    The National League Central was shaping up as a season-long bloodbath, and now we have some bad blood as well between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates to spice things up. I suppose there will be those out there decrying the decline of civ...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  14. Pirates hold off Cubs after Pedro Alvarez caps late rally

    Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  15. Edinson Volquez's Pirates comeback aided by their track record

    Jerry Crasnick

    Now that he's a Pirate, Edinson Volquez might be with the exactly right organization to jump-start his faltering career.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  16. Closer Report: Papelbon's woes

    Eric Karabell

    Honestly, if closers keep pitching the way they have so far this season, we're going to need to devote a daily column to it. On Monday, those fellows were a mess. On Tuesday, it was a bit quieter. On Wednesday, an incredible six closers blew saves, s...

    Blog | April 03, 2014