Two Cubs players sent down to Triple-A Iowa

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Gary Vasquez - USA Today Sports
Gary Vasquez - USA Today Sports

Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm and backup rookie catcher Victor Caratini were sent down to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday according to multiple reports.

The two teammates were sent down to Iowa to make room for newcomers Justin Wilson and Alex Avila who the team acquired in a trade from Detroit. Wilson will wear No. 37 and Avila will wear No. 13 in case you are into jersey numbers.

In 2017, Grimm has a 5.18 ERA, 42 strikeouts, and 1.28 WHIP in 40 innings of work. However, in July he had a 7.94 ERA with 1.85 WHIP in 11 innings.

Caratini had limited time with the ballclub with 26 at-bats batting .192 with a memorable game-winning homer, two doubles, two RBI, and .250 on-base percentage.

Both of the demoted players should return to the Cubs when the rosters expand to a 40-man squad in September.

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