Justin Grimm
RP CHC
1 week ago

Grimm (1-0) recorded his first win of the season Tuesday against the Brewers. He pitched a scoreless sixth inning with two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs only got 3.2 innings from starter Brett Anderson, so they needed a pick-me-up from guys like Brian Duensing and Grimm. Grimm did his part by pitching a perfect top of the sixth inning, and then the Cubs scored four times in the bottom half to take the lead.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 weeks ago

Grimm recorded his first hold of the season in Monday's win over the Dodgers by pitching a perfect seventh inning.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm certainly didn't enter a clean game, as two walks by Carl Edwards and a catcher's interference from Willson Contreras loaded the bases with no outs to start the inning. Grimm retired Joc Pederson on a shallow flyball, then induced a double-play grounder from pinch-hitter Andrew Toles. Grimm isn't in the mix for saves right now, but he could snag some more holds as a valuable member of Chicago's middle relief corps.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 weeks ago

Grimm made his first appearance of the season in Friday's loss to the Brewers, recording one out and allowing one hit.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander had missed the beginning of the season due to personal matters, but should see regular relief appearances now that he's back in the bullpen. Grimm allowed a two-out single to Hernan Perez before getting Manny Pina to fly out, ending his season debut. He'll be aiming to improve upon his troublesome 4.10 ERA from last season.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 weeks ago

Grimm, who missed the season opener due to a death in his family, is expected to be available for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals, Jesse Rogers of ESPN 1000 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grimm's ERA jumped to 4.10 in 2016 after posting an impressive 1.99 ERA across his 2015 campaign, though his K/9 was higher than 11 in each season. He'll look to continue to strike out batters at an impressive clip while returning his ERA closer to his 2015 level in the upcoming season.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 months ago

Grimm and the Cubs avoided arbitration on Friday with a $1.825 million deal, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grim registered a 4.10 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 52.2 innings for the world champions in 2016, a significant step back from his scary 2015 season. He'll get a pay raise of around a half million dollars for his troubles in his second round of arbitration.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 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.