Pirates' plans with Grilli
May, 30, 2014
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN Insider
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 out the past month with a strained left oblique, the Pirates will have to be careful with how much they use the 37-year-old veteran.
According to Tom Singer of MLB.com, the Pirates' staff "will be mindful enough of Grilli's workload to make back-to-back appearances uncommon, and three days in a row out of the question."