Heyman lists the Blue Jays and Dodgers as possible teams that the Braves have had talks with. Those two teams have shown the most need in a late inning reliever, with names such as Jonathan Papelbon being thrown around.
Grilli is signed through next season on a two-year, $8 million deal, so he would not be a three-month rental player. However, at age 38, one has to wonder how many good days Grilli has left.
"He's got good makeup. I'd take a shot," one American League scout told Heyman and understandably so.
Grilli has gone 3-3 with a 2.67 ERA (2.06 FIP) in 33 2/3 innings pitched this season, saving 24 games in 26 opportunities and posting a 45 to 10 strikeout-to-walk ratio.