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A.J. GRIFFIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 ESPN.com, 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

Oakland Athletics' AJ Griffin to have Tommy John surgery

It was made official today that Oakland Athletics’ pitcher A.J. Griffin will in fact undergo season ending Tommy John surgery confirmed by John Heyman of CBS. Griffin is yet another young pitcher to have the surgery this year in what seems to be an epidemic of torn UCL’s.AJ Griffin will have tommy john surgery. It's like an epidemic among good young starters. #athletics—...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics lose another starter

Oakland Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin had been in Tommy John limbo since before season’s start, but the word came down that Griffin will become the next MLB pitcher to get elbow surgery, adding another name to the Tommy John list that seems to add one or two new members every week. First, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Tuesday that Griffin will have surgery. AJ Griffin will...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Althletics' A.J. Griffin (elbow) not progressing; surgery possible

The uncertainty regarding Oakland Athletics right-handed starter A.J. Griffin continues. In the last report on him (April 22), it appeared that there was "no long term damage [to his elbow] that would require surgery," and it was simply a matter of time. The plan for him to rest a few weeks of rest, then begin strengthening exercises to rehab flexor tendinitis in his right...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Griffin was ‘pretty fat,’ now he’s not fat

Whether or not you want to hear about Major League Baseball players’ weight and fitness this time of year, most of them will insist that it is important to how well they hold up over the length of a long 162 game season. Take Oakland A’s pitcher A.J. Griffin. He feels that he was running out of gas in the second half of 2013, which is reflected somewhat in his statistics: in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 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 AP on Fox
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Griffin Controls the Angels

There is no hitting A.J. Griffin this season. The 24-year-old rookie continued his remarkable run through the American League Wednesday night as he stifled the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to the tune of eight shutout innings. The swiftly rising righty struck out six Angles against six hits and no walks. The dominant outing lowered Griffin’s ERA to 1.94 to go with an splendid...
Via Fangraphs
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Griffin's 6-0 start is best in Oakland history

A.J. Griffin is 6-0 to start his career, the best start in Oakland history. But even though manager Bob Melvin said that he didn't even know who Griffin was during the spring -- the right-hander was not in big-league camp -- Griffin's strong performances aren't unusual for the A's. That's just what Oakland's rookie starters do, and they've put on a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

A's RHP Griffin leaves early with tight shoulder

Athletics rookie right-hander A.J. Griffin left Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays with tightness in his pitching shoulder. Griffin left with two outs in the second inning. Although nothing appeared out of the ordinary, the A's trainer bolted from the dugout after Yan Gomes flied out. Griffin was immediately pulled from the game and replaced by Jordan Norberto...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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