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AL East Notes: Grilli’s option, Britton’s future

The latest from around the American League East.

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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.