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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 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

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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

A.J. Griffin was tagged for nine runs, nine hits and a walk while striking out just three batters over 3 1/3 innings in a loss Saturday in Detroit.

The Rangers entered the game 6-0 over Griffin's first six outings of 2017. Griffin's ERA ballooned from 3.15 to 5.02 after the atrocious outing, as he threw just 61 of his 88 pitches for strikes. When he did put it over the plate, it was up in the zone and the Tigers teed off on him for four home runs. He'll look to bounce back against the struggling Blue Jays in Toronto next Friday.
May 20 - 11:05 PM

A.J. Griffin yielded four runs on seven hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's win over the A's.

Griffin struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. All four runs on his line came on home runs. Trevor Plouffe burned him for a solo shot in the second inning, while Adam Rosales (solo shot) and Matt Joyce (two-run shot) knocked him about in the fifth. Griffin had pitched well in his two previous starts and will try to get back on the right track when he brings his 3.15 ERA and 1.02 WHIP into a home start against the Tigers next time he takes to the mound.
May 14 - 6:01 PM

A.J. Griffin tossed his second career shutout Tuesday, limiting the Padres to just four singles and one walk in the Rangers' 11-0 blowout win.

Griffin struck out four batters on the day, needing an economical 104 pitches to complete the gem. It was the right-hander's first complete game and shutout since June of 2013, when he blanked the Reds as a member of the A's. Griffin needed a disabled list stint while battling gout in his ankle, but he was excellent in his last start before hitting the DL and has been great in both outings since, allowing just one earned run combined over the three showings. Home runs will always be an issue for him, but Griffin is a useful streaming option in favorable matchups like the one he had today. He'll face his former team on Sunday when he squares off against the A's at home.
May 9 - 6:51 PM

A.J. Griffin held the Astros to two runs -- one earned -- in five innings and struck out seven Thursday.

Griffin got the win to improve to 3-0 with a 3.54 ERA in four starts. He's strictly an AL-only guy because of his tendency to give homers.
May 4 - 6:19 PM

Rangers activated RHP A.J. Griffin from the 10-day disabled list.

Griffin will return to the Rangers' rotation on Thursday against the Astros after missing a couple of weeks with gout in his left ankle. The 29-year-old right-hander had a 4.11 ERA through his first three starts this season. Texas badly needs him to eat some innings with Cole Hamels (oblique) due to miss at least eight weeks.
May 4 - 11:22 AM

A.J. Griffin (gout) is expected to start in place of Cole Hamels (oblique).

Griffin, himself, is currently on the 10-day disabled list due to a case of gout in his left ankle, but he is ready to return and will draw the start against the Astros on Thursday. Cole Hamels is expected to miss in the neighborhood of eight weeks with a strained right oblique, meaning that Griffin has an extended opportunity, here. In 23 starts (119 innings) last season, the 29-year-old right-hander posted a 5.07 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 107/46 K/BB ratio.
May 3 - 5:24 PM

A.J. Griffin (gout) could make his return from the disabled list Thursday against the Astros.

Yu Darvish was previously listed to start Thursday, but he'll get an extra day of rest and pitch on Friday. Griffin has been out since April 17 while battling gout in his left ankle. He struggled in a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, allowing four runs on five hits in just 1 1/3 innings.
May 1 - 3:33 PM

A.J. Griffin (gout) was hit hard in his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, surrendering four runs on five hits in just 1 1/3 innings.

The right-hander served up a pair of home runs and walked two while striking out one. He was only supposed to need one rehab start before rejoining the Rangers' rotation, but given how poorly this went, he's likely to make another one. Nick Martinez is holding his spot in the big league rotation for the time being.
Apr 29 - 9:20 AM

A.J. Griffin (gout) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

He should need just the one outing before rejoining the Rangers' rotation. Nick Martinez is drawing another start in Griffin's place Friday.
Apr 28 - 4:43 PM

A.J. Griffin (ankle) will throw a light bullpen session Monday.

He could throw another one Wednesday. Working his way back from gout in his left ankle, Griffin is eligible to return on Friday against the Angels and seems likely to start then assuming all goes well.
Apr 24 - 5:28 PM

A.J. Griffin (ankle) played catch in the outfield Sunday.

Griffin went on the disabled list due to gout in his left ankle, but it won't stop him from continuing a throwing program. He might only miss one start.
Apr 23 - 12:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Keone Kela
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Nick Martinez
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Dario Alvarez
10Jake Diekman
11Ernesto Frieri
12Tanner Scheppers
13Preston Claiborne