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A.J. Griffin

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Rangers | A.J. Griffin labors in no-decision

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 21:22:34 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin needed 96 pitches to cover four innings against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, July 5. He allowed seven hits and three walks but limited Boston to just two runs.

Fantasy Tip: Efficiency and Griffin don't belong in the same sentence right now. In three starts since being activated from the DL, Griffin has worked just 13 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on 15 hits. Those aren't terrible numbers, but if he can't work deeper in games he'll continue to pile up the no-decisions (five straight). Griffin has modest appeal in deeper mixed leagues.

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Rangers | A.J. Griffin solid in no-decision

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:42:00 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin put together a pretty good start Thursday, June 30, versus the New York Yankees. The right-hander went five innings, issuing only one run on two hits and two walks, including a solo homer. He also struck out eight.

Fantasy Tip: This was Griffin's second start back since coming off the disabled list, and he was actually a bit better than he was in his return outing, so that's certainly a positive takeaway from this assignment. Griffin has posted some solid numbers this year, and as long as he continues to pitch for one of the best teams in baseball, he might be able to sustain consistent value in a lot of fantasy leagues.

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Rangers | A.J. Griffin to start Saturday

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:42:54 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder) is set to be activated from the 15-day DL and start against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, June 25.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin pitched well prior to hitting the disabled list with shoulder stiffness, but he couldn't have picked a tougher opponent to return against. Griffin has clear AL-only and some deeper mixed value, but it might be prudent to keep him in reserve for his first start back.

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Rangers | Two more rehab starts for A.J. Griffin

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:58:12 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder) is expected to make at least two more rehab starts in the minors before returning from the disabled list, according to manager Jon Daniels.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin pitched well enough (2.94 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 7.5 K/9) to be stashed in AL-only leagues and some deep mixed formats in his six starts. However, a very fortunate BABIP says regression is ahead, so temper your expectations a bit if Griffin returns and lands a rotation spot again. He could in in place of Yu Darvish (shoulder).

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Rangers | A.J. Griffin with another rehab start

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:39:31 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder) gave up five hits and two earned runs while walking two and striking out three in three innings of his latest minor league rehab start Tuesday, June 14. He threw 39 of his 63 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin had pitched very well for Texas before his injury with a 2.94 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings over six starts. However, he was a bit fortunate with a very low batting average on balls in play (.237), which means he probably won't be that good when he returns. He's worth a look in AL-only leagues, though, when he's back. He could wind up taking a rotation spot at least until Yu Darvish (shoulder) is back from the DL.

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Rangers | A.J. Griffin makes rehab start

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 23:21:03 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder) allowed a run on four hits and struck out three in 2 1/3 innings in his first rehab start at Class AA Frisco Thursday, June 9.

Fantasy Tip: If Yu Darvish (shoulder) avoids the disabled list, Derek Holland could be on notice. Holland has struggled for much of the season, and Griffin was 3-0 with a 2.94 ERA and 28 K's in 33 2/3 innings. Griffin will probably need at least two more rehab starts before he returns. Keep an eye on this situation as he's a low-end mixed leaguer if he returns to the rotation.

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Rangers | A.J. Griffin has bullpen session

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:43:35 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday, June 6. There were no issues and he could go on a rehab assignment Thursday, June 9.

Fantasy Tip: That's the good news. The bad news is that there may not be a spot in the rotation for Griffin to return to, with Yu Darvish back in the fold and dealing like his old self. That's a shame, too, considering Griffin was superb before going down with injury, being 3-0 in six starts with a shiny 2.94 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. If Griffin has to return as a long reliever, it would kill his value, but at least if someone else were to fall, the former Athletic has firmly established himself as the next in line.

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Rangers | A.J. Griffin nearing return

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 05:58:41 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder) threw 47 pitches during a three-inning simulated outing Saturday, June 4. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, June 6, and could begin a rehab assignment late next week

Fantasy Tip: Griffin fared well through his first six outings of the season with a 2.94 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and a respectable 28 strikeouts through 33 2/3 innings. At the same time, Griffin hadn't previously pitched since 2013, and his 4.55 FIP during that campaign suggests the 28-year-old righty is likely just a streaming option in the majority of seasonal leagues.

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Rangers | No structural damage for A.J. Griffin

Wed, 11 May 2016 10:00:21 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin's (shoulder) MRI exam showed no structural damage, and he can resume throwing once his symptoms are gone.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin's injury came at a bad time, as he was 3-0 with a sparkling 2.94 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in six starts (33 2/3 innings). Injuries hurt Griffin the last couple of seasons, but he's bounced back in a nice way. He's not a big strikeout guy (7.5 K/9), which limits his upside, but he should return to a rotation role when he's ready. Keep him stashed in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues.

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Rangers | Rangers debate fifth starter options

Mon, 09 May 2016 17:35:11 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Anthony Ranaudo and RP Cesar Ramos are the club's choices to replace SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder) as their fifth starter. Both will be available during the series against the Chicago White Sox until the team determines when they'll need a fifth starter again.

Fantasy Tip: No matter who prevails with the job, neither is a recommended option for any format. Ranaudo has a career 5.68 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in nine starts and three relief appearances, while Ramos is a career journeyman who is simply better suited for the bullpen.

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