Dodgers Trade Minor League Reliever Justin Grimm to Cincinnati Reds

Acquired by the Dodgers just before the season, Grimm will pack his bags once again.

The Dodgers have reportedly traded RHP Justin Grimm to the Cincinnati Reds. Grimm was signed on March 24, right before the season started.

Grimm was signed to a minor league deal, so he was not occupying a 40-man roster spot. According to Andersen Pickard, the deal was initially perceived to be a part of a larger deal, but those rumors were quickly shut down.

Los Angeles should receive something in the neighborhood of a PTBNL and/or cash considerations.

Grimm posted a 5.66 ERA and 3.43 FIP for the Oklahoma City Dodgers across 41 1/3 innings of work. His peripherals were genuinely solid with a 30.9 K% and 8.3 BB%, but the Dodgers had no room for him on the major league roster this year and would not have for the foreseeable future.

The 30 year-old relieve has 356 career MLB innings under his belt, but has never been a reliable source of good performance. He holds a 4.98 career ERA and from 2017 to 2018, a 6.69 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 73 innings.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.


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