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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%: 9/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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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.

Athletics SP A.J. Griffin has 40-pitch side session Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Griffin (elbow) threw 40 pitches during a side session Tuesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Griffin said he combimed for 30 fastballs and changeups, while also throwing 10 breaking balls.

Athletics RHP A.J. Griffin completes 35-pitch 'pen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin completed a 35-pitch bullpen session without any reported issues on Tuesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Griffin included fastballs and changeups, along with some flat-ground curveballs as well.

The A's placed Griffin on the 60-day disabled list last week, as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's not expected back until at least June.


A's claim Alex Hassan off waivers, place A.J. Griffin on 60-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) The Athletics announced a pair of roster moves on Friday, per the team's official website. The club claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from Baltimore, and placed pitcher A.J. Griffin on the 60-day disabled list, as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery.

Athletics SP A.J. Griffin has thrown three bullpen sessions


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Ten months removed from Tommy John surgery, Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin has thrown three bullpen sessions prior to start of spring training, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Each of these sessions have only featured his fastball, though he will likely mix in his changeup in next week. Griffin threw off of a mound for the first time in four months last week.

The Athletics aren't expecting Griffin to return to game action until June.


A's SP A.J. Griffin set to throw off mound for first time in four months


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Griffin, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, said he will throw off a mound Tuesday for the first time in four months, per InsideBayArea.com.

On Sunday, manager Bob Melvin and assistant general manager David Forst reiterated they aren't expecting Griffin back until June, per MLB.com.

"I don't think I'll be pitching in any games in spring training, but I'm just excited to get back out there with the guys and be a ballplayer again," Griffin said.


A's pitcher A.J. Griffin not expecting to pitch in spring training


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2015) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin is still rehabbing his arm from Tommy John surgery and is feeling good about his progress. If it was up to him, Griffin would be back on the mound already.

"I don't think I'll be pitching in any games in spring training, but I'm just excited to get back out there with the guys and be a ballplayer again," Griffin said.

Griffin missed the entire 2014 season after suffering the elbow injury. He went 14-10 in 2013 with a 3.83 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 200 innings pitched.

"If you have to go through this," said Griffin, "it's good to have someone right there with you who's going through the same thing. It's been good to have him with me during the process."


A.J. Griffin to throw bullpen sessions this week


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(2/8/2015) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin, who underwent Tommy John surgery last April, will resume throwing bullpen sessions this week, reports MLB.com. Griffin, who also threw off a mound in November, is not expected to pitch in spring training games.

It's unclear when he'll be able to return.


A's claim Nick Buss; move A.J. Griffin to 60-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) The Athletics announced Sunday they claimed outfielder Nick Buss off waivers from the Dodgers and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, A.J. Griffin was moved to the 60-day disabled list.

A.J. Griffin undergoes successful Tommy John surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow Wednesday, the team announced. Griffin will be sidelined for the remainder of the season and will likely miss a part of the 2015 season as well while recovering.

Heyman: A.J. Griffin will require Tommy John surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Griffin will undergo Tommy John surgery after all, according to a report by CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The A's told reporters Monday Griffin had not yet been scheduled for surgery, and was undergoing a second opinion on his right elbow injury. That second opinion seems to have confirmed the initial reports, and Griffin's season is now likely over.

Griffin will be the second starter for the A's to require Tommy John surgery this season, after dealing with elbow pain since the spring. The typical recovery time for this procedure is 12 to 18 months.