Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Jason
Grilli has been diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right arm.
The Pirates said a consultation with team doctors as well as Dr. James Andrews
determined Grilli won't have surgery. Instead, he will be re-evaluated in
10-14 days. Grilli has been advised to rest for a period of time before
beginning a throwing program.
It is not yet known how long the 36-year-old Grilli will be sidelined, but
most pitchers with this type of injury commonly miss between 4-8 weeks of
Grilli has blown only one of his 31 save chances this season.
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