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Blue Jays acquire Braves' veteran closer Jason Grilli in a trade

Blue Jays acquire Braves' veteran closer Jason Grilli in a trade

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired former closer Jason Grilli from the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday for a pitching prospect. 

A 39-year-old right-hander, Grilli is 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA and two saves in his comeback from a career-threatening injury. Grilli's 2015 season ended when tore his left Achilles’ tendon on July 11. He had 24 saves and a 2.94 ERA in 36 games before the injury. 

Hard-throwing Arodys Vizcaino has six saves and a 1.66 ERA in his emergence as the Braves' new closer. 

Atlanta, 15-35 entering Tuesday and tied with Minnesota for the major leagues' worst record, is rebuilding. General Manager John...

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