I don’t think anyone will be shocked by this move and if anything, most people are probably wondering why the Jays didn’t do this sooner. It’s no secret that Grilli has been having an absolutely atrocious year, as he’s currently 2-4 with a 6.97 ERA but it’s still sad to see the Grill Master General’s career flame out like this.
Just a year ago, Grilli was the darling of Toronto, he grew up as a Jays’ fan and had a pretty dominant year going 6-4 with a 3.64 ERA. Grilli was a instrumental part when it came to the Jays’ bullpen last year and I think most Jays’ fans will try and remember his 2016 season, rather then his current.
When Grilli first came to Toronto, I honestly could care less. The guy was a relatively unknown reliever and I really didn’t have high expectations. Yet after finding out that he was DFA I actually felt bad. This guy gave us his all only to be curb-stomped by father time.
On the plus side, maybe Grilli accepts his demotion and goes down to the minors to work things out?