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Justin Grimm | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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 right-hander was acquired from the Rangers last July as part of the Matt Garza trade. Feb 13 - 2:42 PM

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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

Justin Grimm was rocked for six runs -- five earned -- on seven hits and two walks over just four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Grimm struck out just one and allowed three homers on the night, including back-to-back shots by Raul Ibanez and Kendrys Morales in the first. The right-hander has seen his ERA rise from 3.93 to 5.84 over his last six starts and surely would have been booted from the rotation by now had the Rangers not had so many injuries. He's currently in line to get the ball again this weekend at home against the Astros.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 11:55:00 PM

Justin Grimm allowed three runs in five innings to earn the win over the Yankees on Wednesday.

The win moved Grimm to 7-5 and he's now won his last two starts. He allowed six hits without walking a batter on Wednesday, striking out four. His next start will come Tuesday against the Mariners.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 10:47:00 PM

Justin Grimm allowed three runs over five innings to pick up the win against the A's on Wednesday.

Grimm followed up his longest outing of the year with one of the shorter ones, throwing just 75 pitches over the five innings before being pulled. It was still enough to get him his sixth win, as he held the A's to just three hits and three walks. His next start will come Tuesday against the Yankees in New York.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 12:38:00 AM

Justin Grimm was tagged for a career-high seven runs in 7 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

It was the longest outing of his career, but it wasn't pretty. He gave up 10 hits (including two homers) while walking two and fanning four. Grimm's ERA has increased from 3.93 to 5.59 over the span of his last three outings. The Rangers figure to stick with him for the time being, but he's not an option in mixed fantasy leagues. He currently lines up to face the first-place Athletics next week at home.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 11:06:00 PM

Justin Grimm didn't pitch well but escaped with a no-decision Sunday, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings in a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays.

Grimm managed to notch six strikeouts, but he was undone by a poor third inning when the Jays tallied three hits, a walk and all four of their runs. After a great April, Grimm has been hit-or-miss since the beginning of May. He'll bring an uninspiring 5.25 ERA and 1.57 WHIP into a rematch with the Blue Jays next weekend.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Justin Grimm lasted just 1 2/3 innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday, allowing eight runs in the Rangers' loss.

The right-hander's ERA was 3.93 going into the game and 5.13 upon his exit, so it's fair to say he had a rough night. Of the seven hits he allowed, five were for extra bases, including a triple by David Ortiz and a Jackie Bradley Jr. home run. He'll start again Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 10:25:00 PM

Justin Grimm won after allowing three runs and 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings versus the Mariners on Friday.

With some help from Jeff Nelson. Grimm intercepted an attempted 3-6-3 double-play relay in the second inning tonight while first baseman Mitch Moreland was still reaching for the ball. Nelson never realized that the pitcher, not the first baseman, caught the ball and gave the Rangers the out. It proved to be an especially big play when Brendan Ryan followed with a rare double. Were the call gotten right, it doesn't seem nearly so likely that Grimm would have pitched into the seventh inning tonight.
Sat, May 25, 2013 01:40:00 AM

Justin Grimm was bombed for five earned runs over five innings in his second consecutive start Monday, taking a loss against the A's.

He had the same line Tuesday against the Brewers. The one bit of good news for the former fifth-round pick was that he didn't allow a first-inning run after having struggled with that frame all season. Grimm surrendered a pair of homers, two walks and seven hits while striking out three. In his last two starts, Grimm's ERA has jumped from 2.28 to 4.23 and his WHIP has gone from 1.27 to 1.49. We expect Grimm's ERA to keep rising, but he's a decent enough option in AL-only leagues.
Tue, May 14, 2013 02:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Zach Rosscup