Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • NCAA FB
  • Tennis

A.J. Griffin leaves start early with shoulder tightness

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
For the first time in his major-league career, Griffin didn't throw at least six innings. (Getty Images)

Following a 15-inning game Friday night, the A's and Blue Jays had to turn around and play a day game Saturday. So a long outing from the starting pitcher would go a long way toward saving the bullpen. Instead, A's starting pitcher A.J. Griffin had to leave after just 1 2/3 innings with an injury. A few innings later, reporters were told that Griffin had to leave due to tightness in his right (throwing) shoulder (Susan Slusser).

Griffin had presented a nice starting option for the A's Saturday, considering the timing. He had thrown at least six innings in all seven previous big-league starts. The rookie pitcher is 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA on the season.

If Griffin's shoulder injury turns out to be serious enough for a disabled list trip, the A's have a few replacements waiting in the wings. Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson are both nearing returns from their respective minor-league rehab stints. Triple-A Sacramento has McCarthy starting Saturday and Anderson going Sunday.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 17, 2014
MLB Power rankings 9/17 (5:47)
1 September 16, 2014
Papelbon suspended
(0:57)
2 September 16, 2014
MLB Top 10 players of the second half
(3:37)
3 September 16, 2014
Gary Sheffield talks about his career
(17:05)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now