Report: Grilli spurns Jays for Pirates

December 10, 2012, 9:13 PM

Jason Grilli is staying in Pittsburgh.

On the Monday the 36-year-old reliever agreed on a two-year deal to remain with the Pirates through 2014:

The right-hander was also believed to be weighing two-year offers from the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays.

Grilli appeared in 64 games for the Pirates in 2012 posting a 2.91 ERA, 1.142 WHIP while averaging 13.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Last week, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reported Grilli’s decision could come down to the opportunity to close games unless a team was willing to guarantee a third year.


Latest MLB Videos
Davidi: Lawrie trade brings control, stability to Jays
3:54 | Nov 28, 2014