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Jason Grilli eyes late-season return

Updated: July 29, 2013, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli has no intention of sitting out the Pirates' bid for their first postseason appearance in more than two decades.

Grilli remains out indefinitely with a strained tendon in his right (throwing) arm, but said Monday "I'm going to be ready before the season's out, you can mark my word on that."

The 36-year-old made the first All-Star team of his career earlier this month and has converted 30 of 31 save opportunities but experienced ...

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