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J.R. GRAHAM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Twins trade Graham to Yanks for PTBN or cash

After designating reliever J.R. Graham for assignment on May 6, the Twins traded him to the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash on Saturday.
Via Twins.com
May 14, 2016

Twins send Murphy down, cut relievers O'Rourke, Graham

CHICAGO (AP) The tumbling Minnesota Twins have sent struggling catcher John Ryan Murphy to Triple-A Rochester and designated relievers Ryan O'Rourke and J.R. Graham for release or assignment. The moves were made Friday before their game at Chicago. Right-hander Ervin Santana was reinstated from the disabled list, and the contracts of outfielder Darin Mastroianni and catcher Juan...
Via Associated Press
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star Cornerback Thomas Graham Announces Decommitment From USC

USC’s 2017 recruiting class took a hit today, with the loss of Thomas Graham Jr., a four-star cornerback out of Rancho Cucamonga. Graham announced his decommitment from the Trojans on Twitter this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/dM3yvvmLby — Thomas Grahm Jr. (@ThomasGrahamJr) April 5, 2016 He originally committed to USC back on Febraury 10. Graham also holds offers from Arizona...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins activate rookie Graham from DL

CHICAGO (AP) The Minnesota Twins activated right-handed reliever J.R. Graham from the disabled list prior to Friday night's game at the Chicago White Sox. Graham missed 14 games with right shoulder inflammation. He's 1-1 with a 5.15 ERA in 57 2-3 innings. The Rule 5 pick earned his first major league victory in an 11-7 win over Tampa Bay on Aug. 25, then was placed on the DL the next day.
Via Associated Press
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins reinstate RHP J.R. Graham from disabled list

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated right-handed pitcher J.R. Graham from the 15-day disabled list. The team announced the move Friday. Graham, who has been on the DL since August 26, was out for the last 14 games with right shoulder inflammation. The 25-year-old reliever is 1-1 with a 5.15 ERA and 47 strikeouts to 17 walks in 34 appearances spanning 57 2/3 innings this season. 
Via Fox Sports North
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Graham goes on DL day after 1st major league win, Boyer activated

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win. Minnesota also reinstated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day DL prior to Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. Boyer had missed 15 games due to right elbow inflammation. Graham gave up...
Via Associated Press
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Gallo crushes 471-foot home run

Texas Rangers rookie Joey Gallo can hit baseballs real far. Minnesota Twins rookie JR Graham can throw baseballs real fast. What happens when Gallo connects with a Graham fastball? Well, this. Huh. Well then. Joey Gallo, your power is intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. The bomb went 471 feet, in case anyone is curious Even the home runs are bigger...
Via The Outside Corner
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins rookie wears stirrups so legally blind mom can see him

By Mike Cole Minnesota Twins rookie J.R. Graham might look like he’s paying homage to baseball’s past, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Graham was able to crack the Twins’ opening day roster, and he probably pleased some baseball purists when he was seen wearing stirrups. However, Graham’s throwback look actually is a way to help his mother find him on the field...
Via NESN.com
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Player Wears Specific Socks So Blind Mom Can See Him

Grab your tissues folks, it’s about to be one of “those” stories. According to CBS Sports, Minnesota Twins rookie pitcher J.R. Graham stood out from the rest of the team when he wore stirrup socks, while other members of the team went with traditional garb. This wasn’t because he was rebelling against the dress code, or even has superstitions. Graham’s mother is legally...
Via Sportsnaut
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins select P Graham in Rule 5 draft

The Minnesota Twins have been active in recent Rule 5 drafts, and this year was no exception. The Twins on Thursday took right-handed pitcher J.R. Graham from the Atlanta Braves. Graham, 24, spent last season with Double-A Mississippi and was 1-5 with a 5.55 ERA in 27 games (19 starts). He struck out 50 batters and walked 26 in 71 1/3 innings. Graham was a fourth-round pick by the...
Via Fox Sports North
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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