Justin Grimm RP CHC 1 week ago

Grimm (forearm) has begun rehabbing at extended spring training in Arizona, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Grimm was diagnosed with inflammation just days after the season began, preventing him from making any appearances before landing on the DL. It's not apparent what kind of timeline the right-hander is on for his recovery, so his return probably shouldn't be considered imminent until he starts facing hitters again.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 2 weeks ago

Grimm (elbow inflammation) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to April 2.

Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to replace Grimm at the back of Chicago's bullpen. Neither right-hander figures to see much work in high-leverage situations this season.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 2 weeks ago

Grimm earned the last spot in the Cubs' bullpen, the team's official site reports.

Grimm was battling the likes of Drake Britton, Zac Rosscup, and Brian Schlitter for the spot. He didn't pitch particularly well this spring, but he had 11 holds for the Cubs last year and should be used in the middle innings again in 2015.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 3 weeks ago

Grimm pitched a scoreless inning Sunday and is in contention for one of the remaining spots in the bullpen, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

The Cubs are expected to have seven pitchers in their bullpen, and with Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, Neil Ramirez, Jason Motte, and either Travis Wood or Edwin Jackson already locked in, there are probably only two spots up for grabs. Grimm missed time this spring with food poisoning, but he probably has the inside track for one of those jobs.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 4 weeks ago

Grimm pitched a scoreless inning against the Angels on Thursday.

Grimm has been quiet this spring - Thursday's appearance was his first in nearly two weeks. He's expected to be an imporant part of the Cubs' bullpen, but he's pretty far down in the pecking order for saves.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 8 months ago

Grimm threw 3.1 hitless innings in relief against Baltimore on Saturday.

Grimm came into the game after a length rain delay and shut down the Orioles, striking out three and walking one. For the year he's 4-2 with a 4.06 ERA in 60 appearances.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 1 year ago

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.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 2 years ago

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.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 2 years ago

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.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 2 years ago

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.