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Griffin Injury Comes at Acceptable Time



    Griffin Injury Comes at Acceptable Time
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    A.J. Griffin #64 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against New York Yankees at Global Life Park in Arlington on April 26, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

    Just last week, Rangers skipper Jeff Banister made the announcement that all of his starting pitchers would be pitching on an extra day of rest through the month of May since they have the next four Thursdays off.

    A.J. Griffin's injury over the weekend will change that, which might be unfortunate but it also means if there was ever a time for Griffin to hit the disabled list, it's now.

    Essentially, Banister will be able to go with a four-man rotation through May until either a) Yu Darvish returns or b) he needs a spot start, at which point he'd probably call upon Cesar Ramos, who was good in a spot start for Cole Hamels a couple of weeks ago.

    Griffin is 3-0 with a 2.94 ERA this season in his six starts. In those outings, the Rangers are 5-1 as a club.

    Griffin has been a revelation for the Rangers after he missed all of 2014 and 2015 following Tommy John surgery. In 2013, Griffin won 14 games with the Oakland A's, who designated him for assignment in November.