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John Grabow | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/4/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Dodgers released LHP John Grabow.
Grabow was granted his release after using the opt-out clause in his minor league contract. The 33-year-old southpaw tossed six shutout innings this spring while fanning seven and walking just one. He shouldn't have much trouble finding a new home. Mon, Mar 26, 2012 10:38:00 PM

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John Grabow's contract will be guaranteed for $800,000 if he makes the Dodgers' Opening Day roster.

The deal also includes $200,000 in incentives based on games pitched. Grabow has not allowed a run in six innings this spring and is looking to claim a spot in the bullpen as a left-handed specialist.
Sun, Mar 25, 2012 09:15:00 AM

Dodgers signed LHP John Grabow to a minor league contract.

Grabow posted an ugly 4.76 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 62 1/3 innings this past year out of the Cubs bullpen. The 33-year-old southpaw will look to claim a lefty specialist spot with the Dodgers during spring training.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 11:40:00 AM

John Grabow (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch Thursday against the Athletics.

Grabow hasn't pitched since the Cactus League opener on March 27 due to shoulder soreness. The Cubs still think the veteran southpaw has enough time to get ready for the season.
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 12:24:00 PM

John Grabow (shoulder) could return to game action by Tuesday.

He's been sidelined with a sore shoulder in recent days, but he's scheduled to test it out in a side session Saturday. It's possible Grabow's comeback from knee surgery has forced him to alter his mechanics to the point where hurt his shoulder, but at this point it doesn't seem to be anything to worry about.
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 11:27:00 AM

John Grabow faced hitters Sunday for the first time since season-ending knee surgery last June 28.

Grabow enters the spring with no restrictions, but he will wear a brace on his left knee this season. "I'm used to it and I don't even know it's there any more," he said. "Can I pitch without it? I'm not going to take that chance."
Source: MLBlogs.com
Sun, Feb 20, 2011 05:08:00 PM

Cubs GM Jim Hendry said John Grabow will most likely not need knee surgery to repair a torn MCL and might even pitch an inning before the season ends.

It seems unlikely that he'll pitch again. Grabow is under contract for $4.8 million next season, and there's no reason for the Cubs to risk him damaging his knee further with a relief appearance.
Sun, Sep 26, 2010 09:35:00 AM

Cubs transferred LHP John Grabow from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Grabow was moved in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. The left-hander is done for the season due to a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee and may ultimately opt for surgery.
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 08:35:00 PM

John Grabow (knee) is still in the process of deciding whether to have surgery on his left knee.

Grabow was diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament last week, so now that his season is over, he is currently considering his options. The 31-year-old left-hander was examined by Cubs orthopedic specialist Stephen Gryzlo on Monday. He should arrive at a decision relatively soon.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 03:03:00 PM

John Grabow has been diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament and will miss the rest of the 2010 season.

Grabow was all set to begin a rehab assignment when he felt a "pop" in his knee on Monday. He turned in a 7.36 ERA over 28 outings this season.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 07:56:00 PM

John Grabow (knee) will leave for Arizona Saturday to throw several simulated games at the team's spring training facility.

The left-hander will then be sent to either Double-A Tennessee or Triple-A Iowa for several rehab appearances. Manager Lou Pinella says that Grabow, who has been out since late June with a knee injury, could be activated during the team's next homestand, which runs from August 16-22.
Sat, Aug 7, 2010 08:45:00 AM

John Grabow (knee) has been throwing with team trainers and is getting closer to starting a more formal throwing program.

''There was some talk about getting him on a program in Arizona relatively soon,'' manager Lou Piniella said. ''Let's hope that's the case. We could use some experience in the bullpen.'' Grabow has been out since late June with a knee injury.
Wed, Aug 4, 2010 08:56:00 AM

John Grabow (knee) threw off the mound Friday.

He threw 15 pitches. "He's been slowly getting better," manager Lou Piniella said. Grabow was placed on the disabled list at the end of June and had a 7.36 ERA in 28 outings at that time.
Source: MLB.com
Fri, Jul 30, 2010 10:51:00 PM

John Grabow (knee) hasn't yet thrown off the mound and will not be back next week.

Grabow said what should be obvious: his left knee is taking longer to heal than expected. He was placed on the disabled list at the end of June and had a 7.36 ERA in 28 outings at that time.
Sun, Jul 25, 2010 09:33:00 PM

John Grabow (knee) is expected to miss at least another two weeks.

Grabow was placed on the disabled list at the end of June with a left knee sprain and Cubs manager Lou Piniella said last week that the left-handed reliever would miss three weeks to a month. James Russell is filling in for Grabow, who had a 7.36 ERA in 28 outings at the time of his injury.
Tue, Jul 6, 2010 02:33:00 PM

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2B1Dee Gordon
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SS1Hanley Ramirez
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3Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
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CF1Yasiel Puig
RF1Matt Kemp
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4Chris Perez
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11Pedro Baez