Justin Grimm
RP CHC
2 months ago

Grimm was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will mark Grimm's third stint with he big club this season; the 28-year-old compiled a 7.52 ERA and 15:8 K:BB through 14.1 innings with the Cubs earlier in the season. Felix Pena was optioned to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 months ago

The Cubs optioned Grimm to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander is sent down to make room for Eddie Butler, who's joining the Cubs to start Friday. Grimm is saddled with a 7.53 ERA in 14.1 innings with the big club this year and probably is better suited for riding the shuttle between Iowa and the north side.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 months ago

Grimm was summoned from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move comes on the heels of starter Brett Anderson (back) being shuttled to the DL and reliever Rob Zastryzny's demotion to Triple-A. Grimm spent just two days in the minors after being sent down on Friday for his early-season struggles with the big club (five homers allowed in less than 13 innings), so hopefully he'll be able to tighten things up in the WIndy City this time around.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has gotten off to a rocky start with the Cubs this season, allowing a whopping five home runs in just 12.1 innings. Still, Grimm has shown an ability to rack up strikeouts, so look for him to work on location while down at Triple-A before being called back up later in the season. The Cubs recalled Felix Pena in a corresponding move Friday.

Justin Grimm
RP CHC
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
6 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
11 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.