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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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Cubs recalled RHP Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa.
Grimm has posted a rough 7.53 ERA over 13 appearances with the Cubs this season. He'll pitch in a middle relief capacity. May 29 - 1:22 PM

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Cubs optioned RHP Justin Grimm to Triple-A Iowa.

The move clears a 25-man roster spot for Eddie Butler, who will start against the Cardinals on Friday. Grimm has posted a disappointing 7.53 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 14 1/3 innings of relief this season at the major league level.
May 11 - 2:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa.

The 28-year-old southpaw has already appeared in 12 games for the Cubs this season, posting an uninspiring 7.30 ERA and 1.70 WHIP across his 12 1/3 innings. He'll continue to function in middle relief for the Cubs.
May 7 - 4:44 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Justin Grimm to Triple-A Iowa.

Grimm has been a big part of the Cubs' bullpen the last few years, but he was off to a rough start this season with a 7.30 ERA over 12 appearances. Felix Pena has replaced him in the bullpen.
May 5 - 11:06 AM

Justin Grimm missed Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals due to a death in the family.

Grimm is expected to rejoin the Cubs on Tuesday. The 28-year-old posted a 4.10 ERA and 65/23 K/BB ratio over 52 2/3 innings last season.
Apr 3 - 12:14 PM

Cubs and RHP Justin Grimm avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.825 million contract.

Grimm was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason. The right-hander has put up a 3.36 ERA while striking out well over a batter per inning the last three seasons out of the Cubs' bullpen.
Jan 13 - 1:15 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 10:19:00 PM

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).
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 04:56:00 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.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 01:27:00 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.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 10:55:00 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.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 07:18:00 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.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 01:10:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Ian Happ
2Mark Zagunis
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Eddie Butler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Hector Rondon
6Mike Montgomery
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena
10Dylan Floro