Bucs’ Grilli on Bereavement List; Locke up
Jason Grilli, the Bucs’ invaluable setup reliever, was placed on the Bereavement List Sunday morning following the death of his wife’s grandfather.
Recalled from Triple-A to take Grilli’s place on the roster was left-hander Jeff Locke.
Locke brings a fresh arm from Indianapolis. He was scheduled to start Sunday, after having gone 3-3 with an ERA of 3.02 in his first eight starts of the season.
The 24-year-old Locke made his brief Major League debut last season with the Pirates, going winless in four September starts. He has made only nine lifetime relief appearances, out of a total of 142 professional games.