Toronto is expected to exercise Jason Grilli’s option for next season, according to Sportsnet.ca’s Shi Davidi.
Grilli, 39, had a solid season with the Blue Jays after being acquired at the end of May. Over 42.0 innings, he pitched to a 3.64 ERA and 4.29 FIP.
Grilli didn’t have as much success with the Braves, though. Over 17.0 innings with Atlanta, he pitched to a 5.29 ERA.
If his option is picked up, Grilli will serve as a veteran setup option in the back end of Toronto’s bullpen.
More from around the American League East:
- Carlos Beltran’s three-year deal with the Yankees worked out, and he probably exceeded most expectations.
- The 2016 Red Sox were very expensive. It doesn’t seem like that will change next season.
- Baltimore isn’t in a position to trade Zach Britton. If they do, they might struggle to win consistently.
- Don’t look now, but Brad Miller is becoming a power hitter.
- 2016 treated the Toronto Blue Jays very well.