Justin Grimm RP CHC 3 weeks ago

Grimm (forearm) was activated from the DL on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Grimm was battling inflammation in his forearm, which has kept him out of action to date. The 26-year-old will join the Chicago bullpen, where he threw 69.0 innings last season, posting a 3.78 ERA with 70 strikeouts.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 3 weeks ago

The Cubs are deciding whether Grimm (forearm) will need another rehab appearance, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Grimm began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Monday, issuing one walk and striking out two in a scoreless frame. The right-hander has yet to pitch in the majors this season due to elbow inflammation.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 4 weeks ago

Grimm (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

Grimm may only require a couple appearances with the Triple-A club before he's activated from the disabled list. Once healthy, Grimm will serve in middle relief for the Cubs, where he produced a commendable 3.78 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 70:27 K:BB ratio over 69 innings (73 appearances) last season.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 1 month ago

Grimm (forearm) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and is close to appearing in a minor league game, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Though there's no exact timetable for a major league return, it's still an encouraging development as it appears Grimm's inflammation that landed him on the DL may be subsiding. Once a clearer schedule for the rehab assignment becomes available, Grimm's big league timetable likely won't be too far behind.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 1 month ago

Grimm (forearm) threw a recent bullpen session in Arizona, but there is no timetable for his return, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Though Grimm was on the active roster when the season began, he was placed on the DL before he even made an appearance.

Justin Grimm RP CHC 1 month 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 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.