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Braves' Jason Grilli out for season with leg injury

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A ruptured left Achille tendon will keep Grilli sidelined for the remainder of the season.

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Jason Grilli was drawing a notable amount of interest in trade talks but now will not have the chance to help a contending team. Grilli will be sidelined with a ruptured Achilles tendon, and according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal Constitution, will miss the remainder of the 2015 season.

Grilli, 38, has posted a 2.67 ERA and 2.06 FIP over 33.2 innings in 2015. He has saved 24 contests for Atlanta and was thought to be one of the more affordable closers on the market. The Cubs, Dodgers, Nationals, Tigers, and Blue Jays are all in pursuit of relief help and CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported the Braves were having "serious discussions" about trading the veteran closer.

Since Grilli is no longer a potential option, Francisco Rodriguez and Jonathan Papelbon might draw more interest. Tyler Clippard is another veteran late inning relief option that can be dealt.

Atlanta is expected to turn to Jim Johnson to close games in Grilli's absence. The former Baltimore closer has posted a 2.14 ERA and has saved five contests over 42 innings. If the Braves fall out of contention, Johnson might emerge as a candidate to be dealt. But without Grilli, the club will likely keep the back of its bullpen in tact.