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Halo Headlines: A.J. Griffin available, Trout’s race to be best ever

The November 23, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes stuff that’s mostly tangentially related to the Halos because it’s nearly Thanksgiving and most front offices are already home baking pies and such. The Story: A.J. Griffin designated for assignment by the A’s MWAH Says: File this one under “Transactions you never expected to see in 2015.” Not just that...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Rich Hill was a late-season sensation for Boston in 2015. Jim McIsaac Getty Images North AmericaOAKLAND, 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...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  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

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...
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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 elbow...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Pitching Depth Provides Options To Replace Injured Parker & Griffin

There’s no getting around it, elbow and forearm injuries are no good thing for a starting pitcher. Add into the fact that the injuries are to the likely opening day starter, Jarrod Parker, and rotation mate A.J. Griffin, and you have some cause for panic around the A’s rotation these days. With regards to Parker, widely considered to be the A’s ace headed into the season, the...
Via BaySportsNet
March 15, 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...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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