The Chicago Cubs have sent 27-year old righty reliever Justin Grimm to AAA. Grimm has not pitched too well for the Cubs so far this year. He has pitched in 45 games (0 starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 4.72 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Grimm gave up 31 hits and 15 walks while whiffing 38 batters in his first 34 1/3 innings for the Cubs this year. Grimm has now pitched in 190 games (0 starts) in his first four years with the Cubs and he is 8-9 with 3 saves, a 3.33 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. The Cubs have called up 29-year old lefty reliever/starter Brian Matusz and he will start today for the Cubs. Matusz pitched in 3 games (2 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Cubs this year and he was 0-0 with a 2.13 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. He has pitched in 279 games (68 starts) in his first 8 years in the show and he is 27-41 with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.
UPDATE: (8/2/2016) – The Chicago Cubs have designated Brian Matusz for assignment. Matusz started 1 game for the Cubs and he was 0-0 with a 18.00 ERA and a 2.67 WHIP. He worked 3 innings in his he allowed 6 hits (3 homers), 2 walks, hit a batter and he threw a wild pitch while whiffing 2 batters. Matusz was a mess last Sunday Night against the Mariners at Wrigley Field.
UPDATE II: (8/8/2016) – The Chicago Cubs have outrighted Brian Matusz to AAA.