Chicago Cubs release reliever Justin Grimm

 
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Updated 3/15/2018 2:39 PM
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  • The Chicago Cubs released pitcher Justin Grimm on Thursday. While Grimm had good strikeout numbers, he struggled with control issues and was left off the playoff roster last season.

    The Chicago Cubs released pitcher Justin Grimm on Thursday. While Grimm had good strikeout numbers, he struggled with control issues and was left off the playoff roster last season. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer/2016 file

Right-handed reliever Justin Grimm, who spent four full seasons working out of the Cubs bullpen, has been released, according to multiple reports.

Jesse Rogers of espn.com was the first to report the move.

Grimm, 29, had an up-and-down career, averaging just 63.2 innings of work in each of the past four seasons. Last season, Grimm went 1-2 with a 5.53 ERA and a WHIP of 1.34. He spent time at Class AAA Iowa during the season and did not appear in the 2017 playoffs. Grimm came to the Cubs in a July 2013 trade with the Texas Rangers.

Grimm lost his salary-arbitration case against the Cubs earlier this year.

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