Wed, 20 May 2015 09:43:30 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder, elbow) is throwing a bullpen session Wednesday, May 20, and he could go on a minor league rehab assignment next week.
Fantasy Tip: With Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) on the DL now, Griffin could find himself with a rotation spot open once he's ready sometime next month. In deep mixed and AL-only leagues, it's time to stash him away.
Sat, 09 May 2015 10:23:02 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder, elbow) has been shut down after he experienced right shoulder soreness during a simulated game Thursday, May 7. He had been close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment and the team hopes this is a minor setback.
Fantasy Tip: Prior to suffering this setback, Griffin appeared poised to return to the majors near the All-Star break. An updated timetable has not been released but he will not be a FantasyScore option for at least a few more weeks.
Mon, 04 May 2015 19:42:09 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) is working his way back from reconstructive elbow surgery, and manager Bob Melvin said Monday, April 4, that Griffin might be nearing a rehab assignment soon.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin isn't likely to return until right around the All-Star break, so FantasyScore players need not bother with him for a while.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:21:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will throw another simulated game Saturday, May 2. He will throw three winning and then he is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain how long Griffin will be out on a rehab stint, but he is at least a month away from making a contribution for FantasyScore players.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:16:12 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) impressed manager Bob Melvin during his throwing session Friday, Feb. 20. "A.J. was throwing as lively as we've seen in quite some time." Melvin also noted Griffin is eager to return, and they may have to hold him back a little.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin and Oakland are eyeballing June for a possible return, which makes him a waiver-wire target and not a late-round flier in drafts. Griffin was solid through the first 47 starts of his career with a 3.83 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and a 7.7 SO/9 mark. So there is upside for him down the stretch this season, but he is a player to monitor and not roster, at this point.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:25:51 -0800
Oakland Athletics SPs Jarrod Parker (elbow) and A.J. Griffin (elbow) are both expected to return sometime in June, according to manager Bob Melvin and assistant general manager David Forst. Griffin will start throwing bullpen sessions this week, and he's happy with his progress so far.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:47:32 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will throw off a mound for the first time in four months Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 10:05:20 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) said he is on track in his rehab and will throw bullpen sessions this week. Griffin said he does not expect to pitch in spring training games.
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:45:54 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) is doubtful to be ready for the start of the 2015 season.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:34:57 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have reinstated 1B Kyle Blanks (calf, feet) and SPs A.J. Griffin (elbow) and Jarrod Parker (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list.