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Justin Grimm | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Grimm requested $2.475 million and was offered $2.2 million by the Cubs when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.
This is Grimm's second year of arbitration eligibility. He struck out a lot of batters last year but was burned by the walk and the longball. He had a 5.53 ERA and struck out 59 batters in 55 1/3 innings but allowed a deadly 12 homers in the same span. Jan 12 - 8:56 PM

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Justin Grimm notched his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's win over the Reds.

The Cubs are giving closer Wade Davis some rest since they've already clinched the division, so they entrusted Grimm with a one-run ninth-inning lead. He closed it out without a sweat, inducing a flyout and a couple lineouts.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 06:01:00 PM

Cubs activated RHP Justin Grimm from the 10-day disabled list.

Grimm missed a couple weeks with an infection in his finger, but he made a few rehab appearances with no apparent issues. He'll work in middle relief.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 11:41:00 AM

Justin Grimm (finger) will make his next minor league rehab appearance on Wednesday, rather than Thursday, due to inclement weather in the forecast.

Nothing major here, just a little jimmying of Grimm's rehab schedule to account for possible rain. He is on the mend from an infection in his right index finger which he suffered earlier in mid-August. Assuming Grimm's Wednesday appearance goes off without a hitch, he is tracking toward a return to the Cubs on Friday, when rosters expand.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 07:23:00 PM

Justin Grimm (finger) allowed a solo homer in one inning of work Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Iowa.

Grimm struck out two batters in the frame. He went down earlier this month with an infection his right index finger, but he appears on track to return when rosters expand on Friday.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 08:42:00 AM

Justin Grimm (finger) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

It's unclear how many rehab appearances he'll need, but it seems likely that Grimm will be activated on Friday when rosters expand. He's missed the last week and a half with an infection in his right index finger.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 08:26:00 AM

Justin Grimm (finger) will throw a bullpen session on Saturday.

It will be Grimm's second pen session since landing on the DL with a finger infection last week. After that Grimm, is expected to make one minor league rehab appearance for returning to the Cubs' pen. The left-hander carries an underwhelming 5.40 ERA over 39 relief outings this year.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 06:12:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Justin Grimm on the 10-day disabled list with a right index finger infection.

It shouldn't be a long stint on the DL. Grimm holds a 5.40 ERA over 39 relief appearances this season.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 12:34:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa.

Grimm holds a 5.18 ERA during his time with the Cubbies this season but has struck out over a batter per inning. He'll work in middle relief.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 01:54:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Justin Grimm to Triple-A Iowa.

He's clearing space for the arrival of Justin Wilson in the bullpen. Grimm has struck out 42 over 40 innings this season but also posted a 5.18 ERA.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 10:33:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 29, 2017 01:22:00 PM

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.
Thu, May 11, 2017 02:00:00 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.
Sun, May 7, 2017 04:44:00 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.
Fri, May 5, 2017 11:06:00 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.
Mon, Apr 3, 2017 12:14:00 PM

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