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A.J. Griffin
5.07 7-4 107
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-5 / 230 NFBC ADP: 589.64
Position: SPBorn: 1/28/1988 Birthplace: El Cajon, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 13th Round by Athletics (2010)

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Sep. 14 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST11:27 AM VEN19:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-Griffin pitched well, allowing two runs and four hits while striking out seven in a season-high seven innings of the Rangers' 3-2 win over the Astros on Tuesday.
Analysis: Griffin has allowed 26 homers this season and seven over his three September starts.
Sep. 8 10:52 AM PT11:52 AM MT12:52 PM CT1:52 PM ET13:52 ET17:52 GMT1:52 10:52 AM MST12:52 PM EST1:22 PM VEN21:52 UAE12:52 PM CT-Griffin was shelled for eight runs, including five in the first inning, and served up three homers in four innings Wednesday as he lost at Seattle.
Analysis: Griffin had won his previous two outings while allowing three runs in 11 2/3 innings. In six road games since the All-Star break, the right-hander has a 7.50 ERA with 11 home runs allowed.
Sep. 3 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET0:53 ET4:53 GMT12:53 9:53 PM MST11:53 PM EST12:23 AM VEN8:53 UAE11:53 PM CT-Griffin improved to 7-3 after allowing three runs and three hits over 5 2/3 innings Friday against Houston.
Analysis: The right-hander continues to be a serviceable but unspectacular starter for the AL West leaders. Griffin next takes the mound Wednesday at Seattle's Safeco Field, where he's 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA in two career starts.
Aug. 28 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Griffin allowed no runs for the first time this season and went six innings in Saturday's 7-0 win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Giffin stunningly didn't allow a homer for the first time in 12 starts. He'll make his next start Friday against the Astros, a team he hasn't faced since yielding two runs and four hits in six innings in a 7-4 win April 21.
Aug. 15 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Despite recording eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings, Griffin was hammered for six runs and a career-high 11 hits in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Analysis: With a 6.69 ERA over his last seven starts, Griffin is clearly trending in the wrong direction. The right-hander has served up a whopping 12 homers over that stretch after allowing three Sunday.
Aug. 9 4:24 PM PT5:24 PM MT6:24 PM CT7:24 PM ET19:24 ET23:24 GMT7:24 4:24 PM MST6:24 PM EST6:54 PM VEN3:24 UAE (+1)6:24 PM CT-Griffin struggled Tuesday, allowing five runs and seven hits with three walks in 4 2/3 innings before the Rangers rallied late to beat the Rockies.
Analysis: The right-hander has allowed at least one homer in nine straight starts while posting a 5.48 ERA.
Aug. 5 10:01 AM PT11:01 AM MT12:01 PM CT1:01 PM ET13:01 ET17:01 GMT1:01 10:01 AM MST12:01 PM EST12:31 PM VEN21:01 UAE12:01 PM CT-Griffin allowed three homers in 5 1/3 innings Thursday against Baltimore but won a second straight start following a six-game run without a victory.
Analysis: Griffin has allowed at least one HR in eight straight starts. His next outing comes Tuesday at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
July 19 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Griffin yielded five runs in five-plus innings Monday against the Angels.
Analysis: Griffin has a 9.90 ERA in his last two starts after posting a 3.06 ERA in his first nine outings of the season. His next start comes Sunday against the Royals, a team he hasn't faced since 2013.
July 11 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Griffin gave up six runs and nine hits in five innings as the Twins pounded the Rangers 15-5 on Sunday.
Analysis: In four starts since returning from the disabled list, Griffin has a 5.40 ERA and has only made it through 18 1/3 innings.
July 6 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Griffin was pulled after four innings and 96 pitches Tuesday, allowing two runs, seven hits and three walks in a win over Toronto.
Analysis: Griffin has failed to pitch past the fifth inning in any of his three starts since a stint on the disabled list for shoulder tightness. Wildness continues to plague the right-hander, who also hit a batter Tuesday and is issuing 3.83 walks per nine innings.
May 7 11:59 AM PT12:59 PM MT1:59 PM CT2:59 PM ET14:59 ET18:59 GMT2:59 11:59 AM MST1:59 PM EST2:29 PM VEN22:59 UAE1:59 PM CT-Griffin has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers to start Saturday night's game against Boston.
Analysis: Griffin is 3-0 with a 2.94 ERA in six starts for Texas this season.
Apr. 27 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Griffin held the Yankees to a run on four hits over eight strong innings in Tuesday's win.
Analysis: Out of the majors the past two years due to injuries, Griffin has been a pleasant surprise for the Rangers thus far. The right-hander improved to 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA through his first four starts with Tuesday's sharp effort.
Apr. 3 11:22 AM PT12:22 PM MT1:22 PM CT2:22 PM ET14:22 ET18:22 GMT2:22 11:22 AM MST1:22 PM EST1:52 PM VEN22:22 UAE1:22 PM CT-Griffin, a non-roster player in camp, was sent to Triple-A Round Rock but is a strong candidate to start for the Rangers at the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
Analysis: Seattle visits Texas in the season opener Monday.

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