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Jason Grilli Activated From DL, Tony Sanchez Optioned to Indianapolis

Jason Grilli Activated From DL, Tony Sanchez Optioned to Indianapolis
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated closer Jason Grilli from the disabled list and catcher Tony Sanchez has been optioned to Indianapolis. This move was expected to happen today and with Russell Martin coming off the disabled list yesterday, Sanchez will return to AAA to play everyday. Martin had to serve a one game suspension before he could return to action.

Grilli has been on the disabled since April 26th with a left oblique strain. He last pitched on April 20th, when he picked up his third blown save in a 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. On the year, he has pitched eight times, collecting four saves and posting a 4.50 ERA in eight innings....

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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