Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 weeks ago

Grimm pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his first save of the season during Friday's win over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

Interestingly, Grimm blew a save Thursday against St. Louis, so seeing him right back in the closer role to against the Reds on Friday was a little surprising. However, Chicago rested regulars again in this contest. After being a key cog in the bullpen in the past, Grimm has struggled this season with a 5.53 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. Manager Joe Maddon could be turning to Grimm in higher-leverage situations to help build the reliever's confidence entering the postseason.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm (finger) was activated from the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against Atlanta, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm wound up missing two weeks with a finger infection, but appears ready for action after tossing in a couple rehab outings with Triple-A Iowa this past week. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, Grimm has accumulated a 5.40 ERA with a 46:23 K:BB in 43.1 relief innings.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm (finger) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm, who has been sidelined since Aug. 18 with a finger infection, is ready to rejoin the big-league bullpen after getting through a pair of minor-league rehab appearances with no issues. He'll return to pitching low-leveraging innings out of the Cubs' bullpen once he's activated Friday.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless inning of work for Triple-A Iowa during a rehab appearance Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

This was Grimm's second rehab appearance for the Iowa Cubs this week, and he shouldn't be too far away from rejoining the MLB roster. When he does return, Grimm is expected to work in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm (finger) will make his second rehab appearance for Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm was originally supposed to pitch for Iowa on Thursday, but inclement weather bumped his start up by a day. The 29-year-old allowed one run in one inning of work during his first rehab appearance. Barring any setbacks in Wednesday's outing, Grimm shouldn't be too far from rejoining the big club. When he does return, Grimm is expected to work in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm (finger) is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm has been throwing off a mound for a few days now, and since he's experienced no issues with gripping the ball following a bout with a finger infection, the Cubs will have him test things out in game action. The right-hander is expected to work in low-leverage situations once he comes off the 10-day disabled list.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm (finger) will toss a bullpen session Saturday, and could embark on a rehab assignment if all goes well, Mark Gonzales of The Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm has been out for the past week while recovering from a finger infection. He appears to be nearing activation, and should only need a game at the minor-league level before rejoining the big-league team. Upon his return, Grimm will slide into the bottom of the Cubs' bullpen, and is unlikely see much high-leverage work moving forward.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm will be placed on the 10-day DL prior to Friday's series opener against the Blue Jays due to a finger infection, Paul Sullivan of The Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm took the loss during Thursday's roller coaster affair with the Reds, giving up two earned runs during an inning of work. It appears as though he was dealing with an infection on the index finger of his pitching hand, as he will miss some time while recovering from the setback. Along with Jon Lester (shoulder, lat), the two pitchers will hit the disabled list as Felix Pena and Rob Zastryzny have already been called up from Triple-A Iowa.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm (1-2) was credited with the loss in Thursday's game against the Reds. In an inning of work, he allowed two earned runs on a hit and two walks, while striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm wasn't the only Cubs pitcher who struggled, as the Reds scored 13 runs, but he was tagged with the loss when he gave up a two-run home run to Phillip Ervin in the seventh inning. The 28-year-old now has a 5.40 ERA and he could be heading back to Triple-A when Koji Uehara returns from the DL, which could happen next week.

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

Koji Uehara's placement on the DL with a neck issue has opened the door for Grimm to come up for the fourth time this season. He has posted a 5.18 ERA in 36 appearances with the Cubs this year, with home runs and walks being his biggest problems. Look for Grimm to work primarily in low-leverage spots for the time being.