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Griffin fighting for rotation spot

For the second straight year, right-hander A.J. Griffin enters Spring Training having to win a spot in the rotation.He may be better equipped to do so this spring.
9 days ago

Moreland, Griffin lead Rangers to 7-0 win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Mitch Moreland's grand slam capped a bizarre, five-run first inning for Texas and A.J. Griffin pitched six strong innings as the Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 Saturday night. Griffin (6-3) allowed five hits while winning for the first time since Aug. 4. In making his first scoreless start of the season, Griffin didn't allow a home run for the first...
Via Associated Press
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: The power of music is with A.J. Griffin

The Major League Baseball season is a taxing one; 162 games to be exact. Even though the 2016 campaign just kicked off, MLB players are already looking for an outlet to help them through the grind of the season. For pitcher A.J. Griffin, starter for the 1st place Texas Rangers, that outlet is guitar playing. Griffin has come out of nowhere this season, dominating in his first four...
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

A's add free-agent lefty Hill; designate righty Griffin for assignment

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Rich Hill agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with the Oakland Athletics on Friday, giving the low-budget franchise a versatile, experienced pitcher who can handle a variety of roles.Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday before he was expected to fly back out to Boston in the afternoon. Hill became the second...
Via Associated Press
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

A.J. Griffin experiences minor setback in rehab work

The Oakland Athletics activated right-hander A.J. Griffin from the disabled list less than two weeks ago in hopes that he'd be able to rejoin the pitching staff sometime in early July. That could still happen, though Griffin - who is nearly returned from a lengthy time off recovering from 2014 Tommy John surgery - has now experienced something of a setback with Triple-A Nashville...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

A.J. Griffin gets closer to rejoining A's

Oakland Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin continues making strides as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery that cost him his 2014 season. This Friday, Griffin will have another rehab start with Triple-A Nashville, and, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, he'll have 'at least' two more rehab starts after that prior to rejoining the A's sometime between...
Via FOX Sports
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Griffin on the mend, begins rehab stint Tuesday

Oakland Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin appears to be entering the final stretch of his rehabilitation from a Tommy John operation (and an additional delay caused by shoulder soreness), as he'll begin a rehab stint with the Single-A Stockton Ports on Tuesday.  As Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported, that means that barring any more setbacks, Griffin could ...
Via FOX Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: A’s Starter A.J. Griffin Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

Oakland A’s pitcher A.J. Griffin went under the knife to repair an elbow ligament – Mandatory Credit: Ben Margot/Associated Press Major League Baseball is in the middle of a Tommy John crisis. According to Oakland Athletic’s beat writer Susan Slusser and, A’s starter A.J. Griffin reportedly underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery Wednesday, adding him to the...
Via The Sports Journal
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Griffin latest MLB pitcher set for Tommy John surgery

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...
Via The Outside Corner
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Griffin looks to pile up innings for A's staff

Despite getting hurt late last season, A.J. Griffin has already shown he can handle a heavy workload for the Oakland Athletics. Now, he wants to keep pitching deep into October. The 26-year-old right-hander threw 200 innings in 2013, his first full season in the majors. He went 14-10 with a 3.83 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 32 starts as Oakland won its second straight AL West title. Griffin...
Via Associated Press
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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