Justin Grimm Loses Arbitration Case Against Cubs

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For the first time ever in the Theo Epstein era with the Chicago Cubs, a player couldn’t agree on salary with the team and went to an arbitration hearing to settle the case. As expected, Justin Grimm didn’t win, as he was given a $2.2 million salary for the 2018 season.

He was asking for $2.475 million.

Grimm, 29, had a pretty bad 2017 season, which included getting sent down to Triple-A a few times. The right-handed reliever is out of minor-league options with the Cubs.

There’s a chance Grimm doesn’t even make the Cubs 25-man roster out of spring training and if that’s the case he’ll only get between $300,000 and $400,000.

After a phenomenal 2015 season, Grimm struggled with his command and in 2017 he reached the low point. The right-hander had a 5.53 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 55.1 innings, while allowing 12 home runs.

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Aldo Soto
Sports are dumb and so much fun at the same time. A lead writer at Sports Mockery.