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Justin Grimm | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (0) / TEX
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Justin Grimm left Wednesday's game against the Brewers with a stomach virus.
He faced one batter in the sixth inning before exiting. Grimm should be fine in a few days. The 28-year-old holds a 3.61 ERA over 60 outings this year. Sep 7 - 10:19 PM

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Cubs recalled RHP Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa.

Pedro Strop (torn left meniscus) was placed on the disabled list in the corresponding roster move. Grimm spent the first four months of the year in Chicago's pen but was squeezed out when the Cubs acquired Mike Montgomery and Joe Smith at the trade deadline. Grimm's ERA is north of four but he's balanced that out with an impressive strikeout rate (10.19 K/9).
Aug 11 - 4:56 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Justin Grimm to Triple-A Iowa.

He'll head back down to the minors now that Jason Hammel has returned from the bereavement leave list. Look for Grimm to return in September.
Aug 9 - 1:27 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa.

Grimm was only in the minors for a few days and struck out the side in his one appearance with Iowa. He has a 4.72 ERA in 34 1/3 innings this year in the majors.
Aug 3 - 10:55 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Justin Grimm to Triple-A Iowa.

The move opens a roster spot for Sunday's starter, Brian Matusz. The Cubs' bullpen has gotten crowded over the last week with Aroldis Chapman and Mike Montgomery both arriving in separate trades. Grimm holds a 4.72 ERA over 45 appearances this year.
Jul 30 - 7:18 PM

Cubs and RHP Justin Grimm avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.275 million contract.

Grimm gets a notable raise in his first season of arbitration as a Super 2 player. He held a 1.99 ERA with 67 strikeouts over 49 2/3 frames in 2015 and will help setup up again in 2016.
Jan 15 - 1:10 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 07:30:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 12:12:00 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.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 10:52:00 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.
Wed, May 6, 2015 02:44:00 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.
Tue, May 5, 2015 06:31:00 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.
Sun, May 3, 2015 11:58:00 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.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 06:13:00 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.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 01:01:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton