Report: Cubs option Grimm as Hammel returns


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Geoff Burke-USA Today Sports
Geoff Burke-USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel off of the bereavement list. Right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Hammel is scheduled to make the start for the Cubs tomorrow night when they conclude their two-game series against the Los Angeles Angels at Wrigley Field.

Hammel, 33, is 11-5 with a 3.07 ERA (41 ER/120.1 IP) in 21 starts with the Cubs this season.

Grimm, 27, is 1-0 with a 4.58 ERA (18 ER/35.1 IP) in 46 relief appearances with the Cubs this season. He made one relief appearance for Iowa on August 1 in Omaha, striking out three batters in a scoreless ninth inning.

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