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Justin Grimm | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Justin Grimm notched his third save of the season Saturday in the Cubs' defeat of the Giants.
It was his first save since July 21. James Russell opened the top of the ninth inning, but he was pulled after allowing a single and a double. Jason Motte entered but gave up two runs on two singles. Grimm finally came in and ended the Giants' late rally. Hector Rondon had the day off after earning saves on Thursday and Friday. Aug 8 - 7:30 PM

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Justin Grimm pitched a scoreless 13th inning to earn his second save as the Cubs won 5-4 against the Reds on Tuesday.

With the Cubs having exhausted most of their bullpen already, Grimm came on in the 13th to end a nearly five-hour contest. With 12 pitches, he sat down Eugenio Suarez, Ivan De Jesus, Jr., and Billy Hamilton in order. He has two saves on the year and they should continue to come in very rarely going forward.
Jul 22 - 12:12 AM

Justin Grimm got a one-out save Wednesday in the Cubs' 11-inning defeat of the Mets.

The Cubs had already used Pedro Strop, Hector Rondon and Jason Motte in the eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively, so when they scored two runs in the top of the 11th, James Russell entered for the save chance. After he allowed a two-out hit, Grimm got his chance, and he struck out Kevin Plawecki after walking the first hitter he faced. It's Grimm's first career save.
Jul 1 - 10:52 PM

Cubs activated RHP Justin Grimm from the 15-day disabled list.

Grimm struck out two over a scoreless inning during his one rehab appearance, and that was apparently enough to convince the Cubs he was ready. He missed the last month with right forearm inflammation.
May 6 - 2:44 PM

The Chicago Cubs are still determining whether Justin Grimm (forearm) needs another rehab outing.

Grimm has been sidelined with right forearm inflammation since the beginning of the season. He's currently on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa and appears to be close to a return, though the Cubs are still deciding whether he'll need another rehab appearance.
May 5 - 6:31 PM

Justin Grimm (forearm) is ready to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa.

It's not clear how many rehab appearances he'll require before being activated. Grimm has been on the shelf all season with right forearm inflammation.
May 3 - 11:58 AM

Justin Grimm (forearm) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Grimm is tentatively scheduled to throw this weekend in Arizona, either in an extended spring game or a simulated game. Grimm has been out since April 2 with forearm inflammation. It's still unclear when he'll return to the Cubs' bullpen.
Apr 29 - 6:13 PM

Cubs placed RHP Justin Grimm on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 2, with right forearm inflammation.

It sounds like he doesn't have any structural damage, but the Cubs will shut Grimm down for a while until the soreness subsides. Brian Schlitter has been recalled to take his spot in the bullpen.
Apr 10 - 1:01 PM

Justin Grimm will compete for a bullpen job.

Grimm has served as a starter in the past, but the Cubs have enough rotation candidates and will ask the right-hander to fight for a middle relief spot. The 25-year-old Grimm was acquired from the Rangers last July as part of the Matt Garza trade.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa.

The Cubs acquired Grimm from the Rangers in the Matt Garza deal. He had a 6.37 ERA in 89 innings with Texas earlier this season and won't carry fantasy relevance.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Cubs acquired RHP Justin Grimm from the Rangers in the Matt Garza deal.

Grimm has posted a 6.37 ERA in 17 starts with the Rangers this season, but he's only 24 and could eventually develop into a solid back-end of the rotation starter. He'll report to Triple-A Iowa for now but will be an option for the Cubs' rotation later this season.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 07:23:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Cubs will also receive right-hander Justin Grimm in the Matt Garza deal.

Grimm has a 6.37 ERA in 17 starts with the Rangers this season, but he's only 24 years old and was ranked as the Rangers' No. 5 prospect by Baseball America over the winter. Passan hears that the Cubs will also receive Mike Olt, C.J. Edwards, and a player to be named later. It's a pretty nice haul for a player who will be a free agent following the season.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 05:32:00 PM

Justin Grimm will be moved to the Rangers' bullpen at the start of the second half.

The demotion comes as no surprise, as Grimm didn't last more than four innings in his last three starts and sports a 6.37 ERA and 1.65 WHIP for the season. Ross Wolf is taking his spot in the rotation for the time being.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Justin Grimm struggled mightily in Friday’s loss to the Tigers, and eventually departed in the fourth inning due to right forearm soreness.

The injury isn't believed to be serious, and he was removed for precautionary reasons. During his time in the ballgame, Grimm surrendered seven runs on 10 hits in just 3 1/3 innings of work. He walked two and struck out three in the rough outing. The first six Tigers reached base to start the game, with five of them coming around to score before the frame was over. He now owns a 6.37 ERA and 1.65 WHIP on the season, and may not get another start for the Rangers.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 08:56:00 PM

Justin Grimm was charged with three earned runs on six hits over four innings in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Grimm had just two strikeouts and gave up a two-run homer to Marc Krauss in the second inning. He's now allowed a total of 22 hits and 16 runs over his last four outings (18 innings) and will take a 5.84 ERA into his next start Friday vs. the Tigers.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 06:31:00 PM

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C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
3Quintin Berry
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7Trevor Cahill
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Tsuyoshi Wada
11Neil Ramirez