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May 31, 2020 03:04 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Facing hitters regularly
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Canning (elbow) recently resumed throwing live batting practice and has advanced to the 55-pitch mark in those sessions, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Canning has already thrown live BP three times and is expected to hold steady around 55 pitches in his subsequent sessions until the Angels begin their second phase of preseason training. Assuming Canning avoids any setbacks with his right elbow as he ramps up, he'll likely have a spot waiting for him in the Angels' Opening Day rotation. As a rookie last season, Canning posted a 4.58 ERA and 1.22 WHIP while striking out 96 batters over 90.1 innings.

May 14, 2020 11:00 AM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Continues to progress
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Canning (elbow) has been "ramping up intensity and volume," Jeff Fletcher of The Orange Country Register reports.

Canning was reported to have resumed throwing off a mound last week, and Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed that the right-hander has progressed to that stage in a text message Wednesday. With a potential Opening Day slated to take place no sooner than early July, Canning appears on track to claim a spot in the Angels' starting rotation to kick off the campaign.

May 6, 2020 10:28 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Throwing off mound again
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Canning (elbow) has been cleared to start throwing bullpen sessions, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

In a post to his story on his personal Instagram page, Canning shared video of himself throwing in the bullpen at Angel Stadium on Tuesday. That suggests the right-hander has continued to progress in his recovery from the elbow discomfort that sidelined him in late February. The injury was originally expected to land Canning on the injured list to begin the season, but with MLB play still suspended, chances are high that he could be ready to pitch whenever play resumes.

April 17, 2020 11:08 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Extends throwing distance
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Canning (elbow) is throwing from 120 to 150 feet at about 70 to 80 percent intensity, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

According to Angels general manager Billy Eppler, Canning is "doing good" and has progressed to a point where he could throw from a mound in seven to 10 days. Eppler dismissed the suggestion that Canning could be a candidate for Tommy John surgery if the season is canceled, stating that right-hander will not be subjected to that surgery "unless there was new evidence or a new injury that took place." Given Canning's progress, it is reasonable to assume he will be part of the Angels' starting rotation when the 2020 season gets underway.

April 7, 2020 03:40 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Progressing in throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Canning (elbow) has begun throwing sessions of about 50 throws from approximately 75 feet, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Canning was cleared to resume throwing at the beginning of April following a month-long shutdown due to UCL issues in his right elbow. He appears to be slowly ramping up his activity in spite of MLB's hiatus. Should his recovery continue to go well, Canning could be ready to join the Angels' starting rotation by the time the regular season gets underway.

April 1, 2020 07:00 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Cleared to resume throwing
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Canning (elbow) has been cleared to resume a throwing program, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

A late-February MRI showed "chronic changes to the UCL" in Canning's right forearm. Many feared the worst, but Canning has responded well to a PRP injection and general manager Billy Epler suggested Wednesday that Canning could be back on elevated ground by the end of April. With that, it seems like Canning is currently on track to be ready whenever the regular season begins, though he will carry elevated injury risk after also dealing with elbow issues at the end of 2019.

March 24, 2020 08:00 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Could resume throwing shortly
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Canning (elbow) may be able to resume throwing sometime next week, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Canning received a platelet-rich plasma injection March 6, but had to wait four weeks until throwing again. That would put him in line to start ramping up as early as April 3, though no specifics were given by general manager Billy Eppler. Canning had complained of elbow discomfort -- the original cause of his shut down -- but the team has consistently maintained there is no structural damage, and he is reportedly feeling well in his recovery.

March 7, 2020 12:28 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Could start throwing in three weeks
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Canning (elbow) is hopeful that he will be cleared to resume throwing in three weeks, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

He had a single PRP injection Friday to address right elbow discomfort. Canning said nothing is torn and it's just some tissues rubbing against each other. He said surgery was never presented as an option by any of the doctors he has seen. Injuries have been a problem for Canning in pro ball, but it sounds like there is a chance we could see him in the big-league rotation sometime in the first few months of the season.

March 6, 2020 05:16 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Set for course of injections
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Canning will undergo a series of biological injections to address his right elbow discomfort Friday.

Canning dealt with elbow issues back in August, and they returned early in camp. So far, Tommy John surgery hasn't been deemed necessary. He'll be reassessed in three or four weeks, at which point a clearer timeline for his return to game action should emerge.

March 4, 2020 12:20 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Seeking second opinion
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Canning is scheduled to receive a second opinion Thursday for his injured right elbow, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

The MRI that Canning required over the weekend revealed that he's dealing with issues with his UCL as well as joint irritation, making it a virtual certainty that he'll open the season on the injured list. The Angels likely just want to send Canning in for another opinion to receive more information about the best treatment method for the 23-year-old, with Tommy John surgery presumably representing a worst-case scenario. Even if Canning isn't given a lengthy recovery timeline and receives clearance to treat the injury though non-surgical means, he'll still represent a risky investment in fantasy drafts.

March 1, 2020 01:00 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Likely headed for injured list
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Manager Joe Maddon said Canning was unable to throw Saturday and is likely to begin the season on the injured list, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The 23-year-old was scheduled to throw Saturday as part of his medical tests after an MRI revealed some issues with the UCL in his right elbow, but the elbow apparently didn't feel well enough for him to throw. Canning is now set to undergo further testing to see if it's a joint issue rather than a ligament. The right-hander remains without a timetable for his return, though any time on the injured list would sideline him for at least the first couple series of the season.

February 29, 2020 12:08 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Will throw Saturday
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Canning (elbow) will throw Saturday as part of his medical tests, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Canning underwent an MRI on Friday that revealed UCL issues, and while the exact ramifications aren't yet known, the right-hander will be examined by team doctors while throwing Saturday in order to further determine the severity of the injury. A timetable to return hasn't been established, and it's unclear whether Canning will be available for Opening Day.

February 28, 2020 11:52 AM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Dealing with UCL issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Canning underwent an MRI which revealed chronic changes to the UCL and acute joint irritation in his right elbow.

The 23-year-old had the issue crop up after his spring debut Wednesday, and the diagnosis of potential UCL issues is a worrying development. He also missed the final month-plus of last season with elbow inflammation. There is no official timetable for his return and Canning will continue to be evaluated over the next couple days, but his status for Opening Day and beyond is now in question.

February 27, 2020 01:16 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Headed for MRI
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Canning is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right elbow Friday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Canning apparently felt something during his spring debut Wednesday, during which he allowed just one walk across two scoreless innings. While the severity of the issue won't be known until after his test results are disclosed, any setback could have an effect on his status for the start of the 2020 season. It's worth noting that Canning''s 2019 season prematurely ended due to a bout of right elbow inflammation.

February 19, 2020 06:52 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Throws live BP
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Canning (elbow) threw a live batting practice session Tuesday, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

Right elbow inflammation ended Canning's 2019 season early, but he was able to resume throwing in November and it seems like he's right on schedule so far in camp. Canning endured some ups and downs during his first tour of the majors, but he has some intrigue as a former top prospect in the system with a relatively clear path to a rotation spot. His chances of breaking camp as a starter look even better after the deal to acquire Ross Stripling fell through, and with Shohei Ohtani (elbow) not expected to pitch until mid-May.

November 11, 2019 04:36 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Canning (elbow) has resumed throwing, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Canning was shut down in late August due to right elbow inflammation, ending a rookie season in which he allowed a 4.58 ERA in 90.1 innings. The issue was described as mild at the time, and the fact that he's already resumed throwing suggests that he'll have a good shot to be at full strength heading into the 2020 campaign.

September 24, 2019 03:56 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Shifts to 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Canning (elbow) was moved to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

Canning had already been ruled out for the season due to elbow inflammation. This move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Angels to claim Kean Wong off waivers.

August 23, 2019 12:40 AM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Shut down with elbow inflammation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Canning was diagnosed with mild inflammation of his right elbow joint, and he will be shut down for the rest of the season.

It's good that he is only dealing with mild inflammation, which will allow him to proceed with a "rest and recover" route rather than surgery. However, he won't pitch again this season, so he can be cut loose in all redraft leagues. Canning had a 4.58 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 96 strikeouts in 90.1 innings during his rookie year. Jose Suarez is replacing him in the rotation.

August 21, 2019 05:52 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Back on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Canning was placed on the injured list Wednesday with right elbow inflammation, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

The same issue forced Canning onto the injured list earlier in the month, though he was able to return after a brief stay on the shelf. The right-hander is headed back to California to be further evaluated, after which a timetable for his return will hopefully emerge. It's not yet clear who will take his place in the rotation, though the Angels can get away with a four-man rotation for most of the month thanks to a flurry of off days.

August 18, 2019 10:04 PM
Angels' Griffin Canning: Fans eight in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Canning (5-6) allowed one run on five hits and a walk over seven innings Sunday, striking out eight and earning the win over the White Sox.

Canning turned in one of the best performances of his young career, tying his career highs of seven innings pitched and eight punchouts. The 23-year-old rookie lowered his ERA to 4.58 alongside a 96:30 K:BB. Looking for his third straight win, he'll get a tough road matchup in Houston on Friday.

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vs Houston 1.100 20.25062
vs LHB 45.000 5.0002045
vs RHB 45.100 4.1701051
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