Angels P Griffin Canning throwing bullpens amid recovery from elbow injury
The postponement of the MLB season has created many obstacles that the league will have to overcome, but it may actually be benefitting the Los Angeles Angels’ pitching staff.
Both Shoehei Ohtani and Griffin Canning have been rehabbing from elbow injuries, and all indications are that they are progressing nicely. On Tuesday night, Canning shared a video on his Instagram story that revealed he has been cleared to resume bullpen sessions.
Some actual baseball news: per his Instagram story, Griffin Canning has been cleared to start throwing bullpens. He today posted some footage of him throwing at Angel Stadium. pic.twitter.com/4ODqOcSijz
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 6, 2020
Griffin was diagnosed with “chronic changes” to the UCL in his right elbow back in February. He has received injections and began throwing off flat ground last month. Throwing off a mount is the next step in his recovery process.
While no specific date has been set for Griffin’s return, he would have already missed a month of the regular season had it begun on time. The same is true of Ohtani, who has still been playing as a hitter but appears on track for a mid-May return as a pitcher.
Griffin, 23, made 17 starts for the Angels last season. He went 5-6 with a 4.58 ERA.