Cubs put reliever Grimm on disabled list with forearm injury
Justin Grimm #52 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on June 27, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
DENVER (AP) - The Chicago Cubs put reliever Justin Grimm on the 15-day disabled list on Friday because of inflammation in his right forearm.
Right-hander Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa.
Grimm had not yet made an appearance this season. He was 5-2 with a 3.78 ERA in 73 relief appearances for the Cubs last season.
"It's been like a nagging kind of thing," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said before Friday's game at Colorado. "It's one of those things I think he thought he could get through, but he eventually got to that point. ... You don't want to take chances with anybody."
Schlitter was 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA in 61 games for the Cubs last season.
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