Among five Bucs callups, Grilli set to reclaim closer role
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 3, 2013
Grilli says he'll be ready when the time comes. "This is not a selfish move on my part," continued Grilli. On Monday, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had said a decision on whether Grilli will be reinstated as the closer would be made upon his return. On Saturday and Monday, Grilli started for the Curve, pitching one shutout inning on both occasions. The moves put the Pirates' active roster at 32. The Pirates recalled another five players from the Minors on Tuesday, none of them strangers but one of them definitely unexpected. He was due to pitch an inning out of the bullpen in the Indians' playoff game on Wednesday in Durham, N.C., but after he struck out the side in Monday's outing, the coaching staff felt no need to extend his rehab.