SP - FA
A.J. Griffin was placed on the 10-day DL with a left intercostal strain suffered during Friday's loss to the Blue Jays. The team has not released a timetable but it is thought that he will miss a couple of starts. Dillon Gee was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to fill in while he is recovering.
There is hope for the Rangers as Tyson Ross is due to make his debut next weekend. He's still too low-owned for the upside he brings.
A.J. Griffin exited Friday's game against Toronto after only 1 1/3 innings pitched. The team announced that he has suffered a left intercostal strain.
The injury will obviously mean a trip to the DL for Griffin but there has been no word from the team on severity or expected duration. There has also been no word as to who will replace him in the rotation.
A.J. Griffin allowed nine hits and nine runs (all earned) while walking one and striking out three over 3 1/3 innings Saturday against the Tigers in Detroit. Four of the hits he allowed were home runs accounting for six of the runs. The outing was unlike his previous starts, in which the Rangers' record was a stellar 6-0. The 9-3 by the Rangers' broke their win streak and gave Griffin (4-1) his first loss of the year. He will pitch again Friday against Mike Bolsinger and the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Today's contest ballooned his ERA to 5.02, from 3.15. And his FIP elevated to 5.95. His K/9 is solid at 7.88. Hopefully, he can get back on track pretty quickly.
A.J. Griffin allowed seven hits and four runs (all earned) while walking three and striking out three over five innings Sunday against Oakland. All four runs came via the home run just as Griffin was looking to build on the success of his last two outings. The Rangers' had some of their own offense to display however and came out on top, 6-4. Griffin will pitch again on Saturday against Justin Verlander and the Tigers, in Detroit.
Hopefully, this was just a blip on the radar because more than a few have invested liberally in him. Griffin has shown promise and will likely be fine but it will be interesting to watch his next outing.
A.J Griffin allowed four hits and no runs while walking one and striking out four in a complete-game shutout of the Padres Tuesday. It was a much-needed performance for the Rangers, who won the game 11-0. Griffin has looked strong his last three outings and has a 4-0 record to show for his effort thus far. Next up for him is Sean Manaea and the Athletics, his old team, Sunday at Arlington.
Such a tremendous effort from Griffin today, and he has done well so far this year. He can be considered as a streaming option in favorable matchups, like the one today. He has a tendency to give up homers so caution is needed but if the need arises and the matchup is a good one, give him some consideration.