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Foster Griffin: Let go by Toronto
Griffin was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Griffin is expected to continue his professional career overseas in Japan, leading the Blue Jays to release him. The 27-year-old appeared in only six MLB games in 2022 but had a 2.10 ERA across 51.1 innings at the Triple-A level.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Foster Griffin: Back in minors
Griffin was optioned down to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
The 27-year-old southpaw ends up being the roster casualty following the promotion of Mitch White for his start Friday. Griffin threw two scoreless innings out of the bullpen Wednesday, striking out two batters.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Foster Griffin: Called up Wednesday
Griffin was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday.
Griffin made five appearances for the Royals earlier this season and posted a 12.46 ERA and 2.31 WHIP in 4.1 innings. However, he's spent the last two months at Buffalo and has posted a 1.69 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 21.1 innings. He should serve mainly as a middle reliever for Toronto after Julian Merryweather was sent down Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Foster Griffin: Traded to Blue Jays
Griffin was traded from the Royals to the Blue Jays on Saturday in exchange for right-hander Jonatan Bernal.
Griffin made five relief appearances for the Royals this year and gave up six runs in 4.1 innings. He's been more effective in the minors, posting a 1.93 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in 28 innings over 20 relief appearances. The southpaw was designated for assignment Monday but will report to Triple-A Buffalo now that he's been acquired by the Blue Jays.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Designated for assignment
Griffin was designated for assignment by the Royals on Monday.
Griffin was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, but he will now either get claimed by another team or return to Omaha after he was DFA'd Monday. The 26-year-old has struggled in his limited appearances in the big leagues this season, compiling a 12.46 ERA and 2.31 WHIP with two punchouts over 4.1 innings. Griffin has produced a far more effective 1.93 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with 32 strikeouts over 28 frames with Omaha this year.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Called up from Triple-A
The Royals recalled Griffin from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Though he'll be joining the 26-man active roster as a replacement for Jonathan Heasley (shoulder) -- who was placed on the 15-day injured list -- Griffin won't be replacing Heasley in the rotation. Griffin has worked no more than 2.1 innings in any of his 25 appearances between the majors and Triple-A this season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Moved down to minors
The Royals optioned Griffin to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Griffin's stint with the big club lasted just four days, with the lefty covering 1.2 innings out of the bullpen and allowing two earned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two. Jackson Kowar was recalled from Triple-A Omaha to replace Griffin in the Kansas City bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Promoted by Kansas City
Griffin was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
It will be Griffin's third time in the majors this season, though both of his previous two stints lasted only a couple days each. He's given up four earned runs over 2.2 innings for the Royals but has been lights out at Triple-A with a 1.52 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 29:4 K:BB across 23.2 frames.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Optioned to Triple-A
Griffin was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
He gave up four earned runs without recording a strikeout in 2.2 innings across three appearances. This move clears a spot for Albert Abreu in the big-league bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Recalled by Kansas City
Griffin was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
Griffin made a pair of relief appearances for the Royals in mid-May, and he allowed four runs in two innings. The southpaw has been much more effective in Omaha, posting a 1.83 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 19.2 innings over 13 relief appearances. While his first three major-league appearances have come out of the bullpen, Griffin has experience working as a starter in past minor-league seasons. The Royals haven't announced who will fill Zack Greinke's (elbow) spot in the rotation after he was placed on the 15-day injured list Monday, but it's possible that Griffin will be in the mix to take on a starting role.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Optioned to Triple-A Omaha
Griffin was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Griffin made two appearances during his stay in the majors. He's allowed four runs, three hits and two walks across two innings, with all of the damage coming in his most recent outing. The left-hander was optioned to make room for Ronald Bolanos (undisclosed) to be activated from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Contract selected by Kansas City
Griffin had his contract selected by the Royals on Friday.
Griffin was unable to crack the Opening Day roster but will now receive his first big-league chance in 2022. The left-hander appeared in 13 games for Triple-A Omaha this season and has a 1.83 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 23:4 K:BB across 19.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Sent to MiLB camp
The Royals reassigned Griffin to minor-league camp Monday, MLB.com reports.
Though Griffin drew positive reports at big-league camp this spring, the Royals didn't have an opening for him on their active roster to begin the regular season. He'll likely continue to stretch out and slot into the rotation at Triple-A Omaha in 2022. His lone MLB appearance came during the 2020 season, when he tossed 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Activated, sent to Double-A
Griffin (elbow) was activated from the injured list at Triple-A Omaha and optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Griffin has been making rehab starts in the lower minors over the past month as he returns from August 2020 Tommy John surgery, and he's now cleared to join the active roster. The left-hander will open things up at Double-A now that he's been deemed healthy.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Moves rehab to Low-A affiliate
Griffin (elbow) is scheduled to make a rehab start with Low-A Columbia on Sunday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
On the comeback trail from August 2020 Tommy John surgery, Griffin looks to be making positive progress in his recovery. After tossing six innings across his four rehab outings in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League, Griffin is expected to increase his pitch count Sunday as he moves up to a full-season affiliate. Once Griffin is fully built up for starting duty, he should be activated from Triple-A Omaha's 60-day injured list and slot into the club's rotation.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Signs minor-league contract
Griffin (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Saturday.
Griffin became an unrestricted free agent at the beginning of December after being non-tendered by Kansas City, but he'll return to the organization on a minor-league pact. It's not yet known whether he'll be able to pitch in 2021 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August.... See More ... See Less
Foster Griffin: Non-tendered by Kansas City
Griffin (elbow) was non-tendered by the Royals on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old was designated for assignment earlier this week and will now become an unrestricted free agent. Griffin underwent Tommy John surgery in mid-August, so he may be sidelined for the entirety of the 2021 season.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Dropped from 40-man roster
The Royals designated Griffin (elbow) for assignment Monday.
The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for outfielder Michael Taylor, who signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Royals on Monday. A 2014 first-round pick, Griffin reached the big leagues for the first time in 2020, appearing in one game and tossing 1.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. He suffered a forearm strain in that outing and subsequently underwent Tommy John surgery. Since Griffin isn't a major prospect and won't be back to full health until the spring of 2022, the Royals deemed him an expendable piece on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Undergoes Tommy John surgery
Griffin underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, he revealed on his personal Twitter page Saturday.
Griffin tore his UCL in his major-league debut on July 27. The timing of the injury almost certainly means he'll miss the entirety of the 2021 season as well as the rest of this year, though he'll have a good chance to be at full strength when he reports for spring training in 2022. At that point, he'll be a 26-year-old with just five outs of big-league experience to his name.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Foster Griffin: Transferred to 45-day injured list
Griffin (forearm) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Friday.
Griffin made his MLB debut Monday but suffered a left forearm strain that should end his season. Although he'll be able to return after 45 days under the revised rules for the 2020 season, the Royals will likely choose to let him fully recover ahead of the 2021 season rather than rushing him back.... See More ... See Less
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