Jason Grilli
RP TOR
2 days ago

Grilli has allowed three runs on six hits -- including two home runs - through four Grapefruit League appearances.

EDGE Analysis

The 41-year-old has been worked into the mix slowly this spring, but look for him to ramp up the intensity over the final days of camp. Grilli's exhibition numbers are nothing to fret about, as the veteran is simply working on locating his fastball and building up his stamina. The Jays' set-up man can be counted on to rack up holds while contributing plenty of strikeouts in 2017.

Jason Grilli
RP TOR
1 month ago

Grilli's usage will be closely monitored by manager John Gibbons this season to ensure that the veteran doesn't get overly fatigued, Steve Buffery of the National Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

In regards to his physical ability to pitch deep into the 2017 season, Grilli has responded to the plethora of doubters with a playful smile. "Why does everybody keep asking me if I was tired [last season]?" said Grilli. But the truth is, the 40-year-old fully understands that he isn't a pup anymore, even though he said he still feels like one. The right-hander's average fastball in 2016 (92.4 mph) was more than a tick below his previous season with the Braves when he notched 24 saves while posting a 2.94 ERA. "I got great genes," the personable pitcher added. "I'm Italian, a lot of olive oil running through the veins. There's a lot of fight in me. Hey, if Bartolo Colon can still do it, I best keep up." Grilli, who was traded to Toronto from the Braves in May will be the primary set-up man once again this season for the Jays. Owners can expect 20-plus holds and a handful of saves from Grilli during the 2017 campaign.

Jason Grilli
RP TOR
4 months ago

The Jays exercised the team option on Grilli's contract for the 2017 season, Greg Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Toronto will pay Grilli $3 million next season after it declined to use the $250,000 buyout on his deal. The move previously had been announced by the club in October, but it did not become official until after the World Series. The right-hander joined the Jays at the end of May in a trade with the Braves. He went on to post a 3.64 ERA in 42 innings while filling a key setup role to closer Roberto Osuna. Grilli, a 14-year veteran, has a career 4.09 ERA with 646 strikeouts over 644.2 innings.

Jason Grilli
RP TOR
6 months ago

Although he earned his 22nd hold of the season, Grilli contributed to the Orioles' comeback win by allowing two hits, including a solo homer, over 0.2 innings Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Grilli is just one of the Jays' relievers that has struggled in recent weeks. The righty has allowed five runs over his last inning of work (recorded just one out while surrendering four runs last time out), and after starting September with a 3.08 ERA, he now sits at 4.01.

Jason Grilli
RP TOR
6 months ago

Grilli came on in a one-run game in the ninth inning and proceeded to allow four runs while recording just one out Monday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Grilli hadn't allowed a run since September 6, when the same Yankees pushed four runs across against him. The veteran's ERA as a Blue Jay rose from 2.45 to 3.32 after the rough appearance. Grilli should bounce back in his next outing.

Jason Grilli
RP TOR
6 months ago

Grilli (6-5) pitched a clean eighth inning to pick up the win Monday versus the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Monday marked Grilli's third clean outing in his four September appearances. The only imperfect outing came Sep. 6 against the Yankees when he allowed four runs while recording just two outs. That game was the veteran's first blown save as a member of the Jays. He's been reenergized since being traded from Atlanta, amassing a 2.72 ERA, four saves and 18 holds while striking out 51 batters over 36.1 innings in a Jays uniform.

Jason Grilli
RP TOR
7 months ago

Grilli took the loss after issuing a walk and a two-run homer Tuesday against Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Grilli lost his 13-inning scoreless streak when he gave up a tie-breaking longball to Orioles' catcher Matt Wieters. The 39-year-old setup man was tied for the fourth-longest active scoreless streak in the majors before disaster struck in the eighth inning Tuesday. Grilli has been rock solid since joining the team June 1, and this rare slip up shouldn't change his fantasy value moving forward.

Jason Grilli
RP TOR
7 months ago

Grilli allowed a walk and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Manager John Gibbons got Grilli some action after the right-hander hadn't pitched in five days. Since debuting with the Jays on June 1, Grilli has three wins, two saves and 13 holds while posting a career-best 1.52 ERA and 0.81 WHIP over 31 appearances (29.2 innings).

Jason Grilli
RP TOR
7 months ago

Grilli allowed a hit and struck out the side Saturday against the Astros to pick up his 11th hold since becoming a Blue Jay.

EDGE Analysis

Since joining Jays on June 1, Grilli owns a 1.82 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and a 36:8 K:BB. The veteran has managed to log three wins, two saves and 11 holds in his 26 appearances (24.2 innings) over that span. As a setup man, Grilli has been about as good as they come.

Jason Grilli
RP TOR
8 months ago

Grilli threw a clean ninth inning for his second save Tuesday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Roberto Osuna had thrown two games in a row and three in the past four games, so the Jays rewarded the red-hot Grilli with the save chance. Grilli's ERA with the Blue Jays is now down to 2.18 to go with a sharp 31:8 K:BB in 20.2 innings as he has established himself as the number two in Toronto's bullpen.