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A.J. Griffin | Starting Pitcher | #64

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 13 (0) / OAK
Contract: view contract details
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Rangers non-tendered RHP A.J. Griffin.
Griffin posted a rough 5.94 ERA over 15 starts and three relief appearances in 2017. The Rangers understandably weren't willing to give him a raise via the arbitration process. Dec 1 - 9:48 PM

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A.J. Griffin gave up five earned runs over three-plus innings Sunday in a loss to the Yankees.

And the Texas bullpen went on to surrender another 11 runs in the blowout loss at Globe Life Park. Griffin gave up five hits, one walk, and didn't register a single strikeout while falling to 6-6 on the season with a 5.50 ERA. He'll face the Angels on the road next time out.
Sep 10 - 6:52 PM

A.J. Griffin surrendered three runs on five hits over 3 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the A's.

Just a disappointing outing for Griffin, who has now failed to pitch into the sixth inning in any of his last four starts. In Sunday's affair, all three runs on his line scored in the second inning, with Matt Olson cranking a two-run home run off him before Matt Chapman made it back-to-back shots with a solo dinger of his own. Griffin will carry a bloated 5.26 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a home start against the Angels next time out.
Aug 27 - 7:31 PM

A.J. Griffin struggled in Sunday's loss to the White Sox, surrendering three runs on six hits over his five innings of work.

The right-hander walked three and struck out three on the afternoon. All of the damage against him occurred in the fourth inning, keyed by a two-run double from Tyler Saladino. Griffin will carry a 5.10 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into battle against the Athletics in Oakland on Friday.
Aug 20 - 6:31 PM

A.J. Griffin picked up a win over the Tigers after allowing one run in five innings Tuesday.

That's better than last time he faced Detroit; he took his first loss of the season when they pounded him for nine runs in 3 1/3 innings on July 20. Griffin is 6-3 despite a 5.07 ERA through 11 starts. The Rangers are 8-3 when he pitches.
Aug 15 - 11:55 PM

A.J. Griffin gave up four runs and three homers in five innings Tuesday in a loss to the Mets.

Griffin got moved up a day because Andrew Cashner was scratched, but he was still pitching on normal rest tonight, even if he might not have had his normal lead-up to the start. He dropped to 5-3 with a 5.40 ERA.
Aug 8 - 10:42 PM

A.J. Griffin will move up a day to start Tuesday in place of the injured Andrew Cashner.

Cashner had to be scratched due to a stiff neck. Griffin will be taking the ball on normal rest against the host Mets.
Aug 8 - 4:05 PM

A.J. Griffin allowed one run on two hits over six innings in Thursday's win over the Twins.

Griffin was just activated from the disabled list earlier on Thursday. He missed nine weeks of action due to a severe intercostal strain, but looked no worse for the wear in his return to the mound. The only run to score on his watch came when Byron Buxton hit an RBI double in the third inning. Griffin threw just 81 pitches in the win -- you can reasonably expect him to have a longer leash in his outing now that he is moving past the injury. Prior to going down injured, he had been pitching to a 5.77 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 35/12 K/BB ratio in eight starts covering 39 innings. A road showdown with the Mets appears next on the right-hander's schedule as he looks to get back into the flow of the season.
Aug 4 - 12:18 AM

Rangers activated RHP A.J. Griffin from the 60-day disabled list.

Griffin will return to the Rangers' starting rotation on Thursday against the Twins after missing nine weeks with a severe intercostal strain. He was 4-2 with a 5.77 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 35/12 K/BB ratio through his first 39 innings (eight starts) this season with Texas. There could be some streaming appeal here for deeper fantasy leaguers.
Aug 3 - 9:31 AM

A.J. Griffin (intercostal) could rejoin the Rangers' rotation as soon as Saturday against the Orioles.

The club has a rotation spot open with Tyson Ross (blister) going on the disabled list. They could choose to go with Austin Bibens-Dirkx or Nick Martinez for a spot start, but Griffin looks ready after tossing five scoreless innings Monday with Double-A Frisco in his latest rehab start. He's been out since late May with an intercostal strain.
Jul 24 - 9:44 PM

A.J. Griffin (intercostal) will move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday.

Griffin tossed three shutout innings for the Rangers' Arizona League club over the weekend in his first rehab start. He's slated to go four frames and/or 60 pitches on Wednesday. A return before the end of the month seems possible. Griffin has been out since late May with an intercostal strain.
Jul 17 - 5:00 PM

Rangers transferred RHP A.J. Griffin from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Tanner Scheppers. Griffin now isn't eligible to return until late July.
Jun 19 - 4:16 PM

Rangers placed RHP A.J. Griffin on the 10-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain.

Griffin suffered the injury during Friday's disaster of a start against the Blue Jays. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment, look for him to miss at least two starts though.
May 27 - 2:02 PM

A.J. Griffin was lifted from Friday's start against the Blue Jays due to a left intercostal strain.

The good news, is that it isn't the dreaded oblique issue. It sounds as though this could still force Griffin to the disabled list though, or at the very least to miss one start. He has been clobbered in each of his last two outings and isn't a recommended fantasy option anyways.
May 26 - 8:19 PM

A.J. Griffin was forced to leave Friday's start in the second inning due to an apparent injury.

The tram trainer came out and looked at Griffin's side before he was lifted. Before leaving, he did some damage to the ratios of his fantasy owners, serving up a grand slam homer to Devon Travis. Look for an update on his status shortly.
May 26 - 7:55 PM