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64 A.J. Griffin SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/230 | Birthdate: 1/28/1988 | Birthplace: El Cajon, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 10/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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A's SP A.J. Griffin goes on DL at Triple-A due to biceps injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Griffin went on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Sacramento due to biceps tendinitis, according to CSNBayArea.com. He hasn't pitched for Nashville since June 18.

The severity of Griffin's injury is not known.


A's pitcher A.J. Griffin activated from DL, optioned to Triple-A


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) The Athletics have announced that pitcher A.J. Griffin was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday. Griffin, who has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery, had a rough rehab outing on Friday, allowing four home runs in 4 1/3 innings. 

"He's not ready to be here right now, with it being his first outing of five innings and 80 pitches," manager Bob Melvin said, per MLB.com. "So it's gonna take him some time to get to where we're looking to potentially bring him up here."

The team has not indicated whether they plan to bring Griffin up to the big leagues in the near future. To clear room on the 40-man roster, reliever Sean Doolittle was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. 


Athletics' A.J. Griffin roughed up in rehab start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) After two scoreless rehab outings, Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin gave up six runs in his third start at Triple-A Nashville.

Griffin is on the disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. In his rehab start on Friday, he gave up five earned runs and one unearned, surrendering eight hits, including four home runs. 

Griffin didn't walk a batter and struck out five. 


A's starter A.J. Griffin to make Triple-A rehab start on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/9/2015) Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin will make his next rehab start on Friday with Triple-A Nashville. Griffin, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, has already made two scoreless rehab starts for Class A.

Griffin is slated to pitch five innings on Friday. The team has not indicated what the plan is after Friday's start. 


Athletics' Griffin tosses four scoreless innings in rehab start Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin did not allow a run over four innings of work during a rehab start Sunday for the team's Class A affiliate.

Griffin threw 39 of his 56 pitches for strikes. He struck out five and walked one while only allowing one hit during the outing. He has not pitched since 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.


Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin to pitch Sunday in rehab game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Barring any setbacks in his bullpen session Thursday, Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin is scheduled to throw four innings or 60 pitchers in a rehab game at Class A on Sunday, reports MLB.com.

Griffin tossed three scoreless innings during a start for the team's Class A affiliate Tuesday. He has not pitched since 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.


Athletics SP A.J. Griffin does not allow a run in rehab outing


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Making his first pitching appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery, Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin tossed three scoreless innings during a start for the team's Class A affiliate Tuesday.

Griffin only allowed one hit, did not walk a batter and struck out six during the outing. He threw 24 of his 33 pitches for strikes.

Griffin has not pitched in the big leagues since 2013. He is expected to return to the team by the end of June.


A's SP A.J. Griffin to make rehab start on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Athletics starter A.J. Griffin is expected to make his first rehab start with Class-A Stockton on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Griffin, who hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2013, is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and could be back with the A's by the middle of June, though the team has not provided an official timetable for his return.


Athletics' Griffin, Pomeranz continue rehab process


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Injured Athletics pitchers A.J. Griffin and Drew Pomeranz are both progressing in their respective rehab process.

Griffin will throw a simulated game on Thursday, per the MLB Network. Griffin, who is nursing an elbow injury, was a huge factor in the A's rotation during the 2012-13 seasons before the injury bug struck.

Pomeranz will throw off a mound on Thursday, after playing catch earilier in the week. He is on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury. Pomeranz (2-3) has a 4.40 ERA in 43 innings this season.


Athletics Drew Pomeranz, Eric O'Flaherty, A.J. Griffin working on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Three injured Athletics pitchers are all doing rehab work on Monday. 

Eric O'Flaherty, on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, will throw a bullpen, as will A.J. Griffin, on the DL with an elbow injury. 

O'Flaherty could begin a minor league rehab assignment soon, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

Drew Pomeranz, on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, will play catch on Monday.


Athletics RHP A.J. Griffin ramping up rehab work


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Athletics starter A.J. Griffin has been sidelined all with elbow and shoulder issues, but he is slowly ramping up his comeback.

Griffin is set to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, per MLB.com. He could throw a two-inning simulated game Tuesday and begin a rehab assignment shortly after that if all goes well.

The right-hander was a mainstay in the Oakland rotation in 2012 and 2013 before injuries struck. He went 21-11 with a 3.60 ERA in those seasons combined.


Athletics' A.J. Griffin resumes throwing program


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Injured Athletics' pitcher A.J. Griffin has started throwing again. 

Griffin is on the disabled list with shoulder soreness. He began a throwing program earlier in the week, per the San Francisco Chronicle.


Athletics' A.J. Griffin, Eric O'Flaherty both close to throwing again


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) The Athletics got good news on injured pitchers A.J. Griffin and Eric O'Flaherty on Tuesday. 

Both pitchers are on the disabled list with shoulder issues, but manager Bob Melvin said that the injuries were minor, per MLB.com

Both pitchers will begin playing catch soon, perhaps as soon as Tuesday. 


Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin shut down with shoulder soreness


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin was shut down after throwing two innings in a simulated game Thursday due to soreness in his right shoulder, reports CSNBayArea.com.

Griffin is trying to make his way back from Tommy John surgery on his elbow, which he underwent last year.


A's SP A.J. Griffin throwing three-inning simulated game Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Griffin (elbow) will throw a three-inning simulated game Thursday, per the San Francisco Chronicle. Griffin is getting closer to beginning a rehab assignment.

Athletics' A.J. Griffin (elbow) close to beginning rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin is close to beginning a rehab assignment, the Bay Area News Group reports.

Griffin saw some work in simulated games during April and appears ready to proceed to the next step of his recovery from Tommy John surgery. He missed all of last season while recovering from the procedure and was 14-10 with a 3.83 ERA and 171:54 K:BB ratio in 200 innings in 2013.


Athletics' A.J. Griffin scheduled to throw simulated game Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin is scheduled to throw a second simulated game Saturday before heading on his rehab assignment, according to Mercury News.

Griffin, who is currently on the 60-day DL while recovering from Tommy John surgery, will throw three innings in the outing. He has not appeared in a major league game since 2013 with multiple injuries.


Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin throws batting practice Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin was able to throw a live batting practice Tuesday for Oakland officials, according to CSN California. Griffin, who is currently on the 60-day DL with a elbow injury, is expected to return to Arizona Thursday and throw a couple of simulated games.

Griffin is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and last pitched in the majors in 2013, where he posted a 14-10 record with a 3.83 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 200 innings.


A's pitchers Sean Nolin, A.J. Griffin to pitch again in simulated games


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/17/2015) A's pitchers Sean Nolin (sports hernia surgery) and A.J. Griffin (Tommy John surgery) continue to make progress and are scheduled to throw again in simulated games this week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Nolin might be added to the A's bullpen when he's cleared from the 15-day disabled list in late April while Griffin is supposed to return from the 60-day DL in early June.

A's pitchers Griffin, Nolin both take part in a simulated game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Athletics pitchers A.J. Griffin and Sean Nolin both threw in a simulated game Saturday in Arizona, per the Bay Area News Group.

Griffin is on the 60-day disabled list, working his way back from Tommy John surgery. Nolin si on the 15-day disabled list, working his way back from sports hernia surgery.


Athletics' A.J. Griffin faces live hitters for first time since Tommy John


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin, on the 60-day disabled list, faced live hitters in Arizona on Friday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He's not expected back until at least June.

Athletics' Nate Freiman will start season at extended spring training


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Athletics first baseman Nate Freiman (back) is expected to join Josh Reddick, Jarrod Parker (elbow), A.J. Griffin (elbow), Sean Nolin (hernia) and Taylor Thompson (shoulder) at extended spring training to start the season, according to the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday. 

Freiman told reporters his back is feeling better lately after some aggressive treatment on his back. He has yet to be cleared for baseball activities.


Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin throws bullpen session Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin was able to throw 50-plus pitches in a bullpen session Friday, reports MLB.com.

Manager Bob Melvin said all of his pitches were looking great. Griffin, who is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, is continuing to rehab in hopes of joining the team once the regular season begins. He went 14-10 in 2014 with a 3.83 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 200 innings pitched.


Athletics SP A.J. Griffin feels great after bullpen session Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Griffin threw all of his pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday and said he felt great, MLB.com reports.

Griffin hadn't thrown a bullpen session since undergoing Tommy John surgery last season before doing so Tuesday. He's slated to take the mound in another bullpen session Friday as he continues his rehab.


A's SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) ready to throw all of his pitches


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Griffin will throw all of his pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, according to InsideBayArea.com.