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Jason Alan Grimsley

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Originally a shortstop, pitcher Jason Grimsley was discovered at a Philadelphia Phillies tryout camp in Arlington, TX. He was signed as a 11th round pick in the 1985 amateur draft by the Phillies and scout Doug Gassaway.

Featuring a fastball and slider, Grimsley threw a no-hitter in AA ball, on May 3, 1989 yet finished the season leading the minors in walks.

He was the Kansas City Royals' pitcher of the month for August 2002 after compiling a 0.98 ERA in 18 1/3 innings of work and collecting his first major league save.

On June 6, 2006, federal agents searched his home as part of a steroid investigation. He asked for his release from the Arizona Diamondbacks and was let go the next day. Several months later, the Los Angeles Times reported that he had claimed that Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Miguel Tejada, Brian Roberts and Jay Gibbons used illegal substances but the federal judge reviewing the case said that the Times story contained "significant inaccuracies".

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