Bristol native Justin Grimm traded to Cubs
Former Virginia High Bearcat Justin Grimm has a new home.
Grimm has been traded from the Texas Rangers to the Chicago Cubs. He has a 7-7 record for Texas this season and was recently taken out of the Rangers starting rotation.
Grimm's trade was part of the deal that sent Matt Garza to Texas, giving the Rangers a pitcher they have long coveted.
The deal completed Monday night gives the Rangers a boost to a starting rotation plagued by injuries.
Texas is also sending the Cubs top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards. There will also be a player to be named later.
Garza, a 29-year-old right-hander who can be a free agent after the season, is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA his last six starts.
He had been scheduled to start Monday night for the Cubs at Arizona.
The next step for Grimm is to undergo a physical with Chicago's team doctors. There is no word when he might debut with the Cubs.
Grimm was drafted by the Rangers out of the University of Georgia in the fifth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.
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