Right-hander Justin Grimm pitches for the Texas Rangers in this AP file photo. Grimm, now with Chicago, was officially called up by the Cubs on Tuesday.
CHICAGO — The Cubs announced on their website Tuesday that they had recalled former Virginia High star pitcher Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa.
The 25-year-old Grimm was acquired from Texas on July 22 as part of the trade that sent Matt Garza to the Rangers.
Before joining the Cubs, the right-hander had spent nearly the entire season in the majors, going 7-7 with a 6.37 ERA in 17 starts with Texas. He was named the American League’s rookie of the month for April after going 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in three starts, fanning 15 and walking only four.
The right-hander was sent to Triple-A Iowa after the late July trade and went 2-3 with a 4.68 ERA in eight starts. He was 2-1 with a 2.76 ERA over his final five starts with the Iowa club.
Grimm, wearing No. 52, was to be available for Tuesday night’s game against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field.