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52 Justin Grimm RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 8/16/1988 | Birthplace: Bristol, TN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 753.00
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Justin Grimm, Neil Ramirez to remain relievers for Cubs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Cubs president Theo Epstein said Tuesday pitchers Justin Grimm and Neil Ramirez will remain in the bullpen next season, according to ESPN.

Grimm was 5-2 with a 3.78 ERA in 73 relief appearances this season, while Ramirez went 3-3 with a 1.44 ERA and three saves in 50 appearances.


Justin Grimm picks up win vs. Dodgers Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm took home a win Saturday, walking one in a scoreless eighth inning in his team's 8-7 victory over the Dodgers.

Grimm (5-2) needed just 10 pitches to get through the inning despite walking a batter. It was just the second walk he has issued since July 25. Grimm owns a 3.80 ERA and 68:27 K:BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings.


Justin Grimm picks up relief win vs. Cards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm (3-2) picked up a relief win Friday afternoon at home against the Cardinals.

Grimm allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over a scoreless inning of work in the seventh. In the bottom of the frame, Luis Valbuena launched a two-run go-ahead home run, which proved to be the difference. Grimm owns a 4.87 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings of relief this season.


Justin Grimm melts down in late loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm melted down in a key spot Tuesday, in a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals.  

Grimm, the seventh pitcher used in the game by the Cubs, struggled with his command in the 12th inning. He retired just one of the five batters he faced, allowing one hit and two walks to load the bases, before hitting Greg Garcia to bring in the winning run.

Grimm has mostly been solid this season, but is now 1-2 on the season with a 3.63 ERA in 17 1/3 innings of work. He has 19 strikeouts and 12 walks on the season. 


Justin Grimm plans to be more aggressive


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Cubs reliever Justin Grimm, who's been roughed up in two of his last three outings, said he will be more aggressive in getting ahead of hitters, reports ESPN.com. He's walked nine and given up 13 hits in 13 1/3 innings.

"Pitch sequence was off to some guys,” Grimm told ESPN.com about Monday's performance, when he gave up two earned runs in 2/3 of an inning. “Other than that, I have to stay ahead and get aggressive. When I’m not aggressive, I’m not at my best."


Justin Grimm takes loss Monday vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm was handed his first loss of the season after giving up two earned runs on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning while striking out two in his team's 3-1, 12-inning loss to the White Sox Monday.

Grimm (1-1) watched the White Sox take the lead on an RBI double, and he provided an insurance run by walking a batter with the bases loaded. It was his second rough outing in his last three games, leaving him with a 3.38 ERA and 16:9 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings.


Cubs to use 'various options' in save situations


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Sunday he will use Pedro Strop, Blake Parker, Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm in save situations after removing Jose Veras from the closer's role.

"They give me various options," Renteria said, per MLB.com. "You still have to put them in situations where they feel comfortable."


Justin Grimm opens spring training as reliever


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2014) Justin Grimm was mostly a starter in 2013, but has been placed in the bullpen as spring training begins for the Cubs, general manager Theo Epstein told the Chicago Tribune.

Grimm struggled in both roles a year ago with the Rangers and Cubs. He finished the season 7-9 with a bloated 5.97 ERA.


Cubs make roster changes


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) The Cubs recalled pitchers Justin Grimm, Brooks Raley and catcher J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa prior to Tuesday's game against the Marlins, according to MLB.com. In addition the team also selected pitcher Zach Rosscup from Iowa and designated Dave Sappelt for assignment.

Grimm was 2-3 with a 4.68 ERA in eight starts for Iowa. Raley was 8-10 with one save in 27 games (25 starts) for Iowa. Boscan batted .232 in 74 games at Iowa

Justin Grimm unsure about role


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm isn't sure what his role will be with his new team, according to MLB Network Radio. 

Grimm said he was glad to be with the club, and thinks it will be a good fit. While he expressed some disappointment about being sent to Triple-A Iowa, Grimm understands the move. He admitted, however, that the Cubs did not specify his role in the minors. Grimm was used primarily as a starter with the Rangers this season, but there are some scouts who think he could thrive in the bullpen. 

Grimm had a 6.37 ERA in 89 innings prior to the trade. 


'Rushed along' Justin Grimm headed to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2013) Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer went on MLB Network Radio Tuesday to explain why pitcher Justin Grimm, who was acquired from Texas Monday, will report to Triple-A Iowa.

"He was kind of rushed along," Hoyer said. "We want to get him some innings in Iowa, get some Triple-A innings under his belt. We like him in the rotation, but if he goes to the bullpen, he has a plus fastball, too."


Matt Garza trade is official


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2013) The Cubs and Rangers trade featuring Matt Garza going to Texas and Mike Olt, C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm going to the Cubs is official, MLB.com reports. The deal also features the Rangers sending two players-to-be-named-later. 

The initial plan for the Rangers is for Garza to start Wednesday against New York. Olt and Grimm were immediately sent to Triple-A Iowa, and Edwards heads to Class A Daytona. 


Rangers sending four players to Cubs in Matt Garza deal


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2013) The trade sending Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers has been finalized, Yahoo! Sports reports Monday. The Cubs sent Garza to the Rangers for infielder Mike Olt, minor league pitcher C.J. Edwards, starting pitcher Justin Grimm and a player-to-be-named-later. 

Grimm has the most major-league experience with 22 appearances and 19 starts with the Rangers over the last two seasons. He was 7-7 this year with a 6.37 ERA over 17 starts with 68 strikeouts over 89 innings. Grimm should jump into the Cubs' rotation in Garza's spot. 

Olt has played in 16 big-league games, all came last season. He hit .152 in 33 at-bats with five RBI. The 24-year-old was batting .213 in 65 games with Triple-A Round Rock. 

Edwards, 21, was playing with Class A Hickory but has shown loads of potential. He's 13-5 over two pro seasons with a 1.68 ERA. He has 122 strikeouts with Hickory this season over 18 starts and 93 1/3 innings.  


Justin Grimm moved to bullpen


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2013) Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm is expected to open the second half of the season in the bullpen, the Dallas Morning News reports. Grimm left his last start Friday with forearm stiffness but manager Ron Washington said a DL stint is not going to be necessary. 

Grimm has gone 7-7 with a 6.37 ERA this season for the Rangers over 17 starts. The opposition is hitting .314 off him and he's walked 31 batters over 89 innings with 68 strikeouts. 


Justin Grimm still dealing with forearm stiffness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2013) Rangers starter Justin Grimm, who was pulled from his start Friday after 70 pitches, has been listed as day-to-day with forearm stiffness, according to the Star-Telegram. Grimm complained of stiffness a day later, but is not expected to take any further exams.

"I'm just going to keep rehabbing and go from there," said Grimm. "If your elbow's going to be sore, it's sore in the right place."


Justin Grimm leaves with forearm tightness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm was pulled from his start Friday after just 70 pitches, due to tightness in his right forearm. The team announced that his removal from the game was a cautionary move.

Grimm struggled through the start, allowing seven runs on 10 hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out three, and left the game in line for the loss.

Grimm finishes the first half of the season with a 6.37 ERA in 17 starts. It is not yet clear whether this injury will be enough to force him from the rotation, however the team has yet to announce their rotation plans for after the All-Star break. 


Justin Grimm escaped rough start with ND


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2013) Rangers starter Justin Grimm was hit hard but escaped with a no-decision Sunday afternoon against the Astros. The right-hander yielded four runs -- three earned -- on six hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings of a 5-4 win.

Grimm is 2-3 with a 9.00 ERA over his last seven starts. He's scheduled to make his next start Friday at Detroit. He allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in his previous meeting against the Tigers May 18.

Justin Grimm roughed up by Mariners


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2013) Rangers starter Justin Grimm endured a rough outing as he surrendered three homers and suffered his sixth loss of the season Tuesday night against the Mariners.

Grimm served up two homers to Kendrys Morales and a solo shot to Raul Ibanez. The right-hander yielded six runs -- five earned -- on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings in a 9-2 loss.

Grimm has allowed three runs or more in each of his last six starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Sunday at home against Houston.

Justin Grimm pulls win over Yankees


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Rangers starter Justin Grimm outdueled Andy Pettitte Wednesday night in New York. Grimm lasted just five innings, but earned the win.

Grimm improved to 7-5 with a 5.56 ERA as he surrendered three earned runs on six hits and no walks over five innings and 78 pitches. He struck out four and was hurt by a Lyle Overbay solo homer in the second inning.

The 24-year-old has won back-to-back outings, though he's given up six runs over a span of 10 innings in those starts. He's not going deep in games at the moment, either. He's had some ups and downs, but will look to make it a three-game winning streak when he starts Tuesday at home against Seattle.

Justin Grimm beats Oakland


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) Rangers starter Justin Grimm, limited to 75 pitches and five innings, held Oakland to three runs on three hits and three walks to earn the win Wednesday night. He struck out three. 

He struck out three and didn't have the most economical of outings. Still, he earned the win and his ERA is now at 5.57. 

Grimm (6-5), who has a 5.57 ERA, had surrendered seven runs over 7 2/3 innings in his last start against Toronto. It was his first win since May 30 against Arizona. Grimm's next start is Tuesday at the Yankees. 


Justin Grimm surrenders seven runs in loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm was hammered for seven earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays Friday, striking out four and taking the loss to drop to 5-5 on the season.

Grimm has allowed 19 earned runs on 22 hits and eight walks in 15 innings over three June starts. He'll try to get back on track against the A's Wednesday.


Justin Grimm has one bad inning in no-decision


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm allowed four runs on five hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings during a no-decision Sunday at Toronto. Grimm allowed one home run and struck out six.

The Blue Jays scored their only runs against Grimm during a four-run third inning, which was highlighted by Adam Lind's three-run homer. Grimm avoided the loss after falling behind 4-0 thanks to Texas rallying for a 6-4 win.

Grimm is slated to be back on the hill Friday in a rematch against the Blue Jays.


Justin Grimm puts in extra work in 'pen


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm got right back to work Thursday after begin torched in his Tuesday start, making mechanical adjustments in his delivery in a bullpen session. Grimm told the Dallas Morning News that he made sure to keep his head straight through his delivery, an adjustment that he thinks will help him keep the ball down.

"When I don't do that, that’s when I leave balls up in the zone and down the middle," Grimm said. "When I look back, it's been about two or three games where I've done this, but when you are competing, you aren't thinking about the process of your delivery. That is something that happens gradually over time. The past two days playing catch and throwing I've seen a tremendous turnaround."

Grimm threw an extra 20 pitches or so in the session, after allowing a .391 batting average to opposing hitters in his last three starts. 


Justin Grimm has rough outing


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2013) Rangers starter Justin Grimm was hit hard in Boston Tuesday night. Grimm didn't get out of the second inning after allowing two in the first and six in the second.

Grimm (5-4) surrendered eight earned runs on seven hits -- including a Jackie Bradley two-run homer -- and three walks over 1 2/3 innings. His ERA is 5.13.

Grimm, who had one strike out, had won his previous three starts. Grimm's next start is Sunday at Toronto.

Justin Grimm gets plenty of support in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm held Arizona to four hits and no runs in his first five innings of a 9-3 victory Thursday. But the Diamondbacks scored three runs on four hits in the sixth. One of the runs was unearned thanks to a Leonys Martin error.

Grimm gave up eight hits and no walks, while striking out three. He threw 61 of 91 pitches for strikes. Grimm improved to 5-3, with a 3.93 ERA. He will next start Tuesday in Boston against the Red Sox.