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Tuesday September 3rd, 2013

Jason Grilli was activated from the disabled list after missing 6 weeks with an injured forearm. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Jason Grilli was activated from the disabled list after missing time with an injured forearm. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated All-Star reliever Jason Grilli from the disabled list Tuesday, the team announced.

He hasn't pitched since July 22 after being injured with a strained right forearm.  Mark Melancon has converted eight saves in nine opportunities in Grilli's absence.

Grilli has converted 30 of 31 save opportunities and is 0-1 with a 2.34 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 66 strikeouts in 42.1 innings this season. He was leading the National League in saves when he was injured.

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"We'll use him at least a couple times in non-leverage situations to see how he fares, how he feels," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday.

The Pirates (80-57) are three victories away from securing their first winning season since 1992.

   

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