The Athletics announced that right-hander Justin Grimm has been designated for assignment. Right-hander Austin Pruitt’s contract has been selected from Triple-A, and he will replace Grimm on the active roster. After signing a minor league contract with the A’s during the winter, Grimm made the Opening Day roster and...
Justin Grimm was exactly the type of offseason move that the Oakland A’s needed to make. He had been a solid major league veteran before struggling over the past few years, a valuable piece of the Cubs’ bullpen between 2013 and 2016. As the A’s were rebuilding and looking for possible bargains in the bullpen, Grimm was well worth the price of a minor league contract.
Grimm was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Saturday. After a rough start to the season, Grimm was more effective in early May, as he allowed just one unearned run in 8.1 innings over seven relief appearances to begin the month. However, the right-hander will be cast off the 40-man roster after giving up two runs in 2.1 innings over his last two outings. Grimm has posted an 8.68 ERA and 1.90 WHIP over 40 relief appearances in the majors since 2018, so it remains to be seen if he will draw any interest on the waiver wire, and if he remain in the organization if he goes unclaimed.
Justin Grimm’s outing on Sunday for the Oakland Athletics began with him allowing a home run to Mike Trout. It ended with the Virginia High graduate striking out Mike Trout. The veteran reliever’s tangles with the Los Angeles Angels superstar slugger highlighted his 14th appearance of the season for the A’s.
Grimm, who fired a perfect sixth inning in a loss to the Twins on Sunday, has three straight scoreless appearances after allowing two earned runs in back-to-back outings April 21 and 29. The veteran right-hander has covered 3.1 innings during that trio of outings, allowing just one hit and a...
Grimm's contract was selected by the Athletics on Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Grimm posted a 3.68 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 7.1 innings across seven appearances as a non-roster invitee this spring, and he'll begin the year with a low-leverage role in Oakland's bullpen. He spent the entirety of 2021 at Triple-A Tacoma and logged a 4.37 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 47.1 innings.
Grimm confirmed Dec. 27 that he agreed with the Athletics on a minor-league contract, Tim Hayes of the Bristol Herald Courier reports. The 32-year-old right-hander spent the 2021 campaign in the Mariners organization, logging a 4.37 ERA and 1.36 WHIP across 47.1 innings at Triple-A Tacoma. Grimm previously spent portions of eight seasons in the big leagues between 2012 and 2020, compiling a 5.14 ERA over 310 career appearances (19 starts).
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Major League Baseball is frozen in a lockout right now, preventing any MLB transactions while the league and players association negotiate a new labor deal. However, teams can still sign minor league free agents, who aren’t on a 40-man roster and thus aren’t part of the players association.
Justin Grimm hasn’t been what I’d consider to be an effective big league reliever since playing a key role in the Cubs bullpen during their 2016 World Series run. He spent 2017 in Chicago, as well, but wasn’t nearly as effective – and, since then, he’s made a grand total of 21 appearances at the big league level.
The Oakland A’s are going to need to be creative to fill out their bullpen. With four members of the bullpen as free agents, and questionable internal options, the A’s will need to scour the open market. However, as they are also reportedly looking to pare down their payroll, they will need to get creative in their quest for bargains.
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With the lockout going on, there have been almost no transactions occurring, given that major league deals or transactions involving players on major league contracts can’t currently happen. Minor league deals are still allowed and happening, though, and thus we have the report that former Texas Ranger pitcher Justin...
Veteran right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm has hooked on with the Oakland Athletics, signing a minor league deal with the American League club. The Virginia High graduate spent the entire 2021 season with the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and was 3-1 with five saves and a 4.37 ERA in 45 appearances.
Getting plenty of work and in turn getting outs, Justin Grimm is having a good summer. The former Virginia High star is 2-1 with three saves and a 4.08 ERA in a team-high 32 appearances while pitching for the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Grimm has...