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Chicago Cubs place RHP Jason Hammel on bereavement list

By The Sports Xchange
Chicago Cubs place RHP Jason Hammel on bereavement list
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel (39) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on May, 30, 2016. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI | License Photo

The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Jason Hammel on the bereavement list prior to Wednesday's afternoon game against the visiting Miami Marlins.

Right-hander Justin Grimm was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to replace Hammel, who will be excused 3-7 days to mourn a death in the family.

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Hammel won his fourth straight start on Tuesday after scattering four hits over six shutout innings in a 3-2 victory over the Marlins. The 33-year-old improved to 11-5 on the season and lowered his season ERA to 3.07.

Grimm is no stranger to the Cubs, having made 45 relief appearances with the club this season. The 27-year-old has yet to record a decision and owns a 4.72 ERA while striking out 38 batters over 34 1/3 innings.

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