Jason Grilli-to-DL move put on hold
Grilli has a strained muscle on his left side, and Pittsburgh wanted to replace him on the roster by promoting right-hander Jared Hughes from Triple-A Indianapolis.
However, because Hughes was on the active roster Thursday, the Pirates could not backdate Grilli's stint on the DL, and the transaction was not finalized.
An All-Star last season, Grilli (0-1) has converted only four of seven save opportunities and blown his past two chances. He has a 4.50 ERA.
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