|Ht./Wt.:||6-3, 210 lbs.|
Justin Grimm is in his sixth professional season ... he was acquired by Chicago from Texas in July of 2013 with infielder Mike Olt and pitchers Carl Edwards Jr. and Neil Ramirez for pitcher Matt Garza … has gone 16-17 with three saves and a 4.64 ERA (119 ER/230.2 IP) and 226 strikeouts in 167 career major league games (19 starts) between the Rangers (2012-13) and Cubs (2013-15). Is 8-9 with three saves and a 2.96 ERA (42 ER/127.2 IP) in 145 relief appearances with the Cubs. Rated by Baseball America as the Rangers top right-handed starter and fifth overall best prospect entering the 2013 campaign. Named to the 2012 Texas League mid-season All Star team while with Double-A Frisco. Went 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA (5 ER/28.1 IP) in five April starts in 2012 to be named Texas Rangers Minor League Pitcher of the Month. Made his big league debut in 2012 despite being just two years removed from the University of Georgia. w Became the club's first player from the 2010 June draft to appear in the big leagues. Tabbed as the 18th-best prospect in the Carolina League by Baseball America entering the 2011 season. Participated in the 2015 Cubs Caravan. Originally selected by Texas in the fifth round of the 2010 Draft out of the University of Georgia. w Was a member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll while at Georgia. Graduated from Virginia High School in Bristol, Va., in 2007.
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