|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||170.00||11.00||9.00||0.00||3.71||1.17||140.00||47.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April|
|vs Seattle|| 18.0||1||2|| 5.00||0||8||13|
|vs LHB|| 108.0||0||0|| 2.92||0||36||84|
|vs RHB|| 92.0||0||0|| 4.89||0||18||87|
|Last 10 Games|
|A.J. Griffin about 1-2 weeks away from throwing |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/6/14) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said starting pitcher A.J. Griffin (elbow) will start strengthening exercises soon, per CSN California. Melvin estimates Griffin will start throwing in about 1-2 weeks.
|A.J. Griffin placed on the disabled list |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/30/14) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin has been placed on the disabled list.
Griffin has been dealing with an elbow issue. He will rest for three weeks before attempting to return. Griffin's DL stint was backdated to March 21, though he'll likely miss more than 15 games. Griffin posted a 3.83 ERA in 200 innings last year.
|A.J. Griffin receives platelet-rich plasma injection |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/19/14) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow Monday, MLB.com reports.
Griffin said Wednesday that his arm feels looser than it has in a long time. However, he's expected to miss at least the first month of the season.
|A.J. Griffin receives good news about elbow |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/15/14) The pessimism regarding Athletics starter A.J. Griffin has turned into optimism in a span of 24 hours. An examination has revealed no structural damage to his elbow.
Griffin will rest his arm for three weeks in hopes of ridding it of discomfort. He will begin the season on the disabled list, but should begin a throwing program soon thereafter.
|Elbow problem to land A.J. Griffin on DL to start season |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/14/14) The bad medical news received Friday by the Athletics was not limited to forearm tightness experienced by ace Jarrod Parker. It was also revealed that fellow starter A.J. Griffin was feeling elbow soreness.
Griffin has pitched this spring as if something is wrong. He has surrendered 10 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings. He will be checked out by a specialist Saturday is expected to open the season on the disabled list.
The loss of Griffin for any length of time could prove devastating. He was a rotation stalwart in 2013 with a 14-10 record and 3.83 ERA.
|Because he lacks the upside of a Tony Cingrani, Sonny Gray, Zack Wheeler or even Marco Estrada, A.J. Griffin was already expected to drop outside of the top 50 starting pitchers on Draft Day. Now that his availability is in question, you could potentially wait until the very last round to draft him. He didn't knock anyone's socks off with a sparkling ERA or massive strikeout total in 2013, but at season's end, he ranked 29th among starting pitchers in Head-to-Head leagues and 36th among all pitchers in Rotisserie. How'd that happen? He kept men off base, compiling a 1.13 WHIP that ranked 18th among qualifying pitchers (better than Felix Hernandez, among others), which allowed him to pitch deeper into games, which allowed him to amass 200 innings, which helped account for his 14 victories. OK, so then what happened to his ERA? In short, the long ball. He gave up an MLB-high 36 home runs. That tendency is known to create a wide disparity between WHIP and ERA and is the main reason why you shouldn't expect a big step forward for Griffin. Then again, his control is so good that he probably won't get any worse either, provided he bounces back from this injury. He has a sore elbow that figures to sideline him for at least the first two or three weeks of the season, but for a late-round pick, he's worth the gamble.
(Updated 1/8/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/18/14||HOU||10:05 pm||Jarred Cosart|
|4/19/14||HOU||4:05 pm||Brett Oberholtzer|
|4/20/14||HOU||4:05 pm||Brad Peacock|
|4/21/14||TEX||10:05 pm||Yu Darvish|
|4/22/14||TEX||10:05 pm||Tanner Scheppers|
|4/23/14||TEX||3:35 pm||Martin Perez|
|4/24/14||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Brett Oberholtzer|
= probable start