Found April 30, 2014 on The Outside Corner:
Add another pitcher to list of Tommy John surgery patients. This seems to be happening at least twice a week. The latest to join the club is Oakland Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin, set to go under the knife on Wednesday. The immediate future didn’t look good for Griffin in mid-March when he developed flexor tendinitis in his right elbow. That seemed to be the explanation for his poor spring, during which he allowed 10 runs and 19 hits in 8.2 innings. Naturally, the A’s shut Griffin down for the rest of the spring, hoping that the condition would improve with rest and rehabilitation. But the issue with Griffin’s arm went back to the previous season. He was left off Oakland’s roster for the ALDS because of elbow tendinitis. During the regular season, he threw 200 innings, leading A’s starting pitchers. Yet that wasn’t a significant increase for Griffin, as he threw 184.1 innings between the minors and majors the previous year. In 2011, he logged 160.2 innings, beginning a steady ...
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