Grimm and the Cubs avoided arbitration Friday, agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million deal, the Chicago Tribune reports. Grimm had a mostly successful 2015 campaign, though he faltered down the stretch, allowing 12 runs and 12 walks over his last 15 appearances. Even so, that followed an impressive run of 15 consecutive scoreless appearances, and Grimm concluded the year with a K/9 rate of 12.1, by far a career-best. Grimm figures to return to the Chicago bullpen in a similar, late-inning role in 2016.
Cubs reliever Justin Grimm earned his third save of the year, closing out San Francisco on Saturday. Grimm entered the game after San Francisco had scored three runs in the ninth to cut the Cubs' lead to 8-6. With a runner on and the tying run at the plate, Grimm induced a game-ending ground ball. It was Grimm's first save since July 21.
With the game in extra innings and the Cubs running out of relievers, the team turned to pitcher Justin Grimm, who pitched a perfect 13th inning to earn his second save of the season during Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Reds. He now has a 1.85 ERA with one blown save on the season.
Cubs relief pitcher Justin Grimm picked up his first save of the season on Wednesday in a win over the Mets. Grimm pitched just 1/3 of an inning, but picked up the save after the Cubs went up 2-0 in the top of the 11th inning. Regular closer Hector Rondon tossed one inning earlier in the game. Grimm (1-2) has a 1.42 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 19 innings of relief this season.
The Cubs announced several roster moves prior to Wednesday's game in St. Louis, per the team's official website. The club activated right-hander Justin Grimm off the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa. Outfielder Junior Lake has been optioned to Triple-A and right-hander Anthony Varvaro has been designated for assignment.