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May 10, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Reliever Joe Grahe has a slight protrusion of a vertebrae in his neck, according to the results of a magnetic resonance imaging test. The injury is not believed to be serious, although it will occasionally pinch the nerve and cause pain. * Third baseman Kelly Gruber, who has been recovering from rotator cuff surgery, said he will begin his rehabilitation assignment in about a week. He is expected to be assigned to double-A Midland, Tex., remaining there about three weeks.
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November 29, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Joe Grahe, the man who was projected to replace Bryan Harvey as the Angels' closer, filed for free agency Monday. Grahe, who saved 21 games in the 1992 season, saved only 24 games the last two seasons. Grahe was successful in 13 of 19 opportunities last season with an 8.38 earned-run average in save situations. The Angels removed Grahe from the 40-man roster 10 days ago when they decided he would not be offered a major league contract for 1995.
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September 9, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Joe Grahe finally got his first victory as a starter Friday, throwing a complete-game, four-hitter to lead the Angels past the Brewers, 2-1. How does Manager Buck Rodgers thank him? He takes him out of the starting rotation. Rodgers simply wants to look at some other young pitchers without hindering the chances of Chuck Finley, Mark Langston and Jim Abbott of winning 20.
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May 20, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Manager Marcel Lachemann had not even taken his first lineup card to home-plate when he made his first big decision. No longer would the Angels use a bullpen by committee. He is going with one man: Joe Grahe. "It's amazing what it does to that particular pitcher when he knows he's the closer," Lachemann said. "Joe did very well in that role when I was here." Grahe was successful in 21 of 24 save opportunities in 1992 when Bryan Harvey was put on the disabled list.
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June 26, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
There were the Nasty Boys in Cincinnati, and some other great bullpen tandems with catchy nicknames, so it seemed a little unusual that someone would come up with a nickname for the Angels' corps. But leave it to Manager Buck Rodgers to come up with one that somehow seems appropriate for his bullpen, "the Final Four." "When you don't have the luxury of a closer or late guy, you have to go with a Final Four," Rodgers said Friday. "It takes that many guys for us."
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January 15, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
They are still not sure how they will use him, but the Angels signed reliever Joe Grahe to a one-year contract worth $925,000 Friday, avoiding arbitration. The Angels also have agreed in principal on a one-year contract with free-agent left-hander Bob Patterson. Patterson was 2-4 with a 4.78 earned-run average last season with Texas. Grahe, who is eligible to earn $110,000 in incentives, probably will be part of the bullpen-by-committee arrangement.
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May 20, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Manager Marcel Lachemann had not even taken his first lineup card to home-plate when he made his first big decision. No longer would the Angels use a bullpen by committee. He is going with one man: Joe Grahe. "It's amazing what it does to that particular pitcher when he knows he's the closer," Lachemann said. "Joe did very well in that role when I was here." Grahe was successful in 21 of 24 save opportunities in 1992 when Bryan Harvey was put on the disabled list.
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January 15, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
They are still not sure how they will use him, but the Angels signed reliever Joe Grahe to a one-year contract worth $925,000 Friday, avoiding arbitration. The Angels also have agreed in principal on a one-year contract with free-agent left-hander Bob Patterson. Patterson was 2-4 with a 4.78 earned-run average last season with Texas. Grahe, who is eligible to earn $110,000 in incentives, probably will be part of the bullpen-by-committee arrangement.
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July 30, 1993 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buried deep within the Angels' 2-1 loss to Oakland on Thursday--buried in the late innings, at least--were two shiny objects that caught the Angels' attention. The first was reliever Ken Patterson, who extended his scoreless innings streak to 12 2/3--the longest by an Angel reliever this season.
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June 26, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
There were the Nasty Boys in Cincinnati, and some other great bullpen tandems with catchy nicknames, so it seemed a little unusual that someone would come up with a nickname for the Angels' corps. But leave it to Manager Buck Rodgers to come up with one that somehow seems appropriate for his bullpen, "the Final Four." "When you don't have the luxury of a closer or late guy, you have to go with a Final Four," Rodgers said Friday. "It takes that many guys for us."
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June 11, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The Angels, who have been playing with a 22-man roster this week because of injuries and a player suspension, have decided to put right-handed reliever Joe Grahe and catcher John Orton on the disabled list. Grahe, who has not pitched since last Friday because of tendinitis in his rotator cuff, will be replaced by left-hander Jerry Nielsen, called up from triple-A Vancouver. Nielsen has a 2-2 record and a 5.02 earned-run average. Grahe is eligible to be activated June 20.
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May 30, 1993 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
As it turned out, there was a good reason why Manager Buck Rodgers used Gene Nelson instead of regular closer Joe Grahe in the ninth inning of Friday's 8-4 victory over Baltimore. Grahe has been sidelined since Wednesday because of a strained muscle in his right shoulder. Rodgers said Grahe's injury isn't serious, but he probably won't be available for today's game. Rodgers is concerned because Grahe also has been troubled by a neck ailment that forced him to miss several games.
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