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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Grimm named AL Rookie of the Month
By Todd Wills
ARLINGTON, Texas --
, who will start for the Rangers in less then four hours against the
Chicago White Sox
, has been named American League Rookie of the Month.
ESPN senior MLB analyst Buster Olney joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss the Rangers' strong start, Matt Harrison's additional back surgery and much more.
Grimm was 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA for three starts in April and had 15 strikeouts and four walks in 17 innings. Opponents batted .239 against him and were 1-for-19 with runners in scoring position.
Grimm enters Thursday's start coming off a win against Minnesota last Friday in which he went seven innings and allowed five hits and no walks.
The 24-year-old Georgia Bulldogs product beat out fellow rookie starter
, who was 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA for April.
Grimm is the fourth Ranger to win the AL Rookie of the Month since it was started in 2003. He joins
, who won the award last April.