Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 weeks ago

Grimm (illness) returned Saturday, tossing a scoreless seventh inning while allowing one hit and one walk and striking out one in a loss against Houston.

EDGE Analysis

He left Wednesday's game with an illness and after getting a couple days off, he is apparently healthy enough to resume a mid-to-late inning role in the Cubs' bullpen. It was a rough start to the year for Grimm, but he has a 0.53 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 17 innings since the All-Star break.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 weeks ago

Grimm departed Wednesday's game with an illness, not an injury, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm left the game with a trainer, making it look as though an injury was the cause of his exit. Illness was instead the culprit, and it should leave him day-to-day as the Cubs prepare for the series opener with Houston on Friday.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 weeks ago

Grimm departed after facing just one batter in the sixth inning due to an injury, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team should reveal more about his injury when information surfaces, so it's best to consider him day-to-day for the time being. His next chance return to the mound comes Friday when the Cubs open up their next series against the Astros.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
1 month ago

Grimm earned his eighth hold - and third in his last five appearances - Wednesday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

With Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon on the shelf, Grimm may be the top setup man on the Cubs' active roster. His season numbers (3.98 ERA and 1.23 WHIP) may look pedestrian, but he hasn't given up a run in nearly a month. Over his last 18 appearances, he's thrown 14 scoreless innings, giving up just six hits and recording a 19:4 K:BB).

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm threw 1.1 scoreless innings against the Cardinals on Friday and has been used in both games since he was called back up from Triple-A Iowa.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs have a hole in their bullpen due to the knee injury of Pedro Strop, and Grimm might just be the one to fill it. Though his 4.30 ERA and 1.27 WHIP don't scream "seventh inning" for a World Series contender, Grimm has not given up a run in his last 13 appearances. During that run, covering 11 innings, he has given up just four hits and has a 13:4 K:BB. Might be a sneaky fantasy option for someone who needs holds down the stretch.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm was called back up from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm was promoted to replace Pedro Strop, who is injured with a torn meniscus. He was recently optioned to Iowa on August 9 after rejoining the Cubs a week prior. Throughout the year, Grimm has posted a 4.58 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP during 35.1 innings of work in the majors.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm was optioned back to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm took the place of Jason Hammel (personal) on the roster last week, and he'll now head back to Iowa with Hammel officially removed from the bereavement list Tuesday. The right-hander made only one appearance during this latest stint with the Cubs, throwing a scoreless inning in a win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs just optioned Grimm on Saturday, but he'll return to temporarily fill the roster spot of Jason Hammel, who was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday. The move will leave the Cubs with a nine-man bullpen for the time being, though Grimm's stay with the big league club will l likely be a short one. Still, he remains a strong candidate to be recalled again when rosters expand next month.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm hasn't allowed a run in his last 10 appearances, but the Cubs needed to free up a roster spot for Brian Matusz, who will be added to the 25-man squad to start Sunday's matchup with the Mariners. The right-handed Grimm struggled through May and June but has notched seven strikeouts while allowing just two hits in 6.1 July innings.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 months ago

Grimm struck out the side in his final appearance of the first half Saturday, and went into the All-Star break on a streak of five consecutive scoreless appearances.

EDGE Analysis

The follow-up to Grimm's stellar 2015 has been disappointing, as he has a 5.34 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 40 appearances, but Saturday marked his first game with three strikeouts since Apr. 28, so perhaps he's ready to right the ship.