Justin enters his sixth full season in Chicago's organization, and has recorded a 4.15 ERA (24 ER/52.0 IP) in 52 major league relief appearances since making his big league debut with the Cubs in 2009...Was acquired from the Yankees for Matt Lawton, August 27, 2005, and was added to Chicago's 40-man roster, November 19, 2008...In 173 minor league contests, has surrendered just 30 homers in 555.0 innings of work...Led his club in innings pitched in 2006 with Single-A Daytona (115.0 IP) and in 2007 with Double-A Tennessee (140.0)...Attended Triton Junior College in River Grove, Ill...Was originally selected by the Yankees in the 43rd round of the 2003
Draft...Participated in the 2010 and 2011 Cubs Caravan.2011Justin compiled no record with a 3.75 ERA (5 ER/12.0 IP), six walks and six strikeouts in eight appearances covering two stints (April 23-May 14 and May 22-27) with the Cubs this season...Posted a 3.00 ERA (2 ER/6.0 IP) in five home outings compared to a 4.50 ERA (3 ER/6.0 IP) on the road (three appearances)...Tossed a career-high 3.2 innings (3 ER) in relief of Ryan Dempster, April 28 in Arizona...Was 4-1 with three saves and a 5.16 ERA (17 ER/29.2 IP) in 27 games with Triple-A Iowa...Was placed on the seven-day Triple-A D.L. with a sore right elbow, August 22...spent nearly a month on the D.L. in June with the same injury...was designated for assignment, September 30, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Iowa, October 4.2010Justin appeared in 41 games out of the bullpen in three stints for Chicago after breaking camp with the major league club for the first time in his career...posted a 5.18 ERA (23 ER/40.0 IP) with a 0-1 record and five holds...Held the opponent scoreless in 28 of 41 outings...retired the first batter faced 32 times...Allowed 11 runs in two outings, May 8 at Cincinnati (six runs) and August 22 vs. Atlanta (five)...posted a 2.87 ERA (12 ER/37.2 IP) in his 39 other relief appearances...Owned a 4.66 ERA (10 ER/19.1 IP) in 20 appearances at Wrigley Field compared to a 5.66 ERA (13 ER/20.2 IP) on the road (21 games)...Began the year with a 2.77 ERA (4 ER/13.0 IP) in 13 outings through May 7...Allowed six runs in an inning of work, May 8 at Cincinnati, raising his ERA nearly four runs to 6.43...was his final appearance before he was optioned to Triple-A Iowa, May 21...Recalled July 5 and produced a 3.32 ERA (7 ER/19.0 IP) in his next 20 games through August 19...held opponents to a .256 batting average in that span...Surrendered five runs in 1.1 innings of work, August 22 vs. Atlanta...optioned to Iowa August 24, but was recalled September 7 and recorded a 1.59 ERA (1 ER/5.2 IP) in his final six relief appearances...Was 4-1 with a 3.64 ERA (12 ER/29.2 IP) in 21 games with Iowa...walked 12 and struck out 16.2009Justin made his major league debut with the Cubs while spending a majority of the season with Triple-A Iowa ...made 11 relief appearances for Chicago, posting a 0.75 ERA (1 ER/12.0 IP) with no record... Garnered a 1.23 ERA (1 ER/7.1 IP) in seven home outings ... did not surrender a run in four road appearances (4.2 IP)... Did not surrender a run in his first eight games, spanning 8.2 innings of work... Limited the opponent to a .227 batting average (10-for-44), including a .200 mark (5-for-25) against right-handed hitters.... Promoted from Iowa July 25 and remained with the big club until July 28, but did not appear in a game... Was recalled August 13 and made his major league debut that night vs. Philadelphia, tossing 2.0 shutout innings of relief ... was optioned back to Iowa August 18... Rejoined the major league club September 1 and remained with the team through the end of the season... Yielded just one hit in a career-high tying 2.0 innings of work October 2...had also tossed 2.0 frames August 13 vs. Philadelphia and September 21 at Milwaukee... Was 6-2 with a 2.43 ERA (15 ER/55.2 IP) in 37 appearances for Triple-
A Iowa... Limited opponents to a .205 batting average, including a .180 mark by right-handed hitters at the Triple-A level... Went 5-1 with a 1.96 ERA (10 ER/46.0 IP) in his final 29 Triple-A
appearances dating to the start of June, allowing only 27 hits in 46.0 innings in that span... Allowed just two home runs in 55.2 innings pitched for the I-Cubs.2008Compiled a 0-3 ledger with a 3.49 ERA (11 ER/28.1 IP) with Tennessee despite allowing two or fewer runs in four of his five starts... Promoted to Iowa April 29 and spent the remainder of the season with the I-Cubs, going 4-6 with a 5.68 ERA (57 ER/90.1 IP) in 27 appearances (16 starts)... Was 4-5 with a 6.24 ERA (52 ER/75.0 IP) as a starter compared to a 0-1 mark with a 2.93 ERA (5 ER/15.1 IP) as a reliever... Was 0-1 with a 9.22 ERA (14 ER/13.2 IP) in his final three starts July
19-31 before being moved to the bullpen... Boasted a monthly-best 1.54 ERA (2 ER/11.2 IP) in nine August relief appearances... Held the opponent scoreless in seven of eight relief appearances, August 3-29... Surrendered a career-high 10 earned runs June 17 vs. New Orleans.2007Justin recorded then career highs in appearances (27), starts (26) and innings pitched (140.0) with Double-A Tennessee ...recorded a career-high seven wins for the second-straight season... Was 7-7 with a 4.95 ERA (77 ER/140.0 IP)... Held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in 13 of his 26 starts, including four straight, May 2-17... Allowed just four long balls in 140.0 innings of work... Went 4-3 with a 5.78 ERA (40 ER/62.1 IP) in 13 home appearances (12 starts) compared to a 3-4 record with a 4.29 ERA (37 ER/77.2 IP) in 14 road games... Produced a monthly-best 3.32 ERA (8 ER/21.2 IP) in four July starts, while holding opponents to a monthly-best .211 batting average... Lowered his ERA 84 points from 5.79 to 4.95 in his final 10 games (nine starts), July 11-September 2... Ended the season riding a three-game winning streak, August 2-September 2, going 3-0 with a 4.42 ERA (18 ER/36.2 IP) in his final seven games.2006Made 24 starts with Single-A Daytona, going 7-7 with a 4.38 ERA (56 ER/115.0 IP) ... the seven wins were a career high... Surrendered two or fewer runs in 15 of his 24 starts, including seven of his final eight starts and his final five outings... Held opponents to a .189 batting average (14-for-74) with runners in scoring position and two outs.2005Split the season between Single-A Staten Island and Single-A Peoria after being traded to the Cubs from the Yankees August 27...Compiled a 6-2 record with a 3.53 ERA (23 ER/58.2 IP) and 52 strikeouts in 15 games (nine starts) with Staten Island...Was 3-0 with a 2.72 ERA (12 ER/39.2 IP) as a starter, striking out 35 compared to 12 walks... Made just two appearances with Peoria, recording no record with a 9.45 ERA (7 ER/6.2 IP).2004Appeared in 15 games (one start) with the Rookie-League Yankees...was 3-2 with one save and a 5.87 ERA (20 ER/30.2 IP) in his first professional season.