Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:04:00 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will be shut down for three weeks because flexor tendinitis in his elbow. Griffin will not need surgery because no structural damage was evident. Griffin may receive a platelet rich plasma injection in the elbow.
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Griffin will start the regular season on the disabled list because of his elbow injury. Griffin was considered a later-round picks in mixed leagues before the injury but likely will go undrafted in most leagues because of the injury.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:51:39 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin acknowledged that SPs Jarrod Parker (forearm) and A.J. Griffin (elbow) are in jeopardy of starting the season on the disabled list. SP Jesse Chavez is expected to claim one of the rotation spots, and SP Tommy Milone is also likely to be in the starting five in April.
Fantasy Tip: Avoiding Parker and Griffin in your drafts might be the smart thing to do right now, until we know more about their injuries. Chavez and Milone are flier picks in cavernous mixed leagues and AL drafts.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:30:19 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) is dealing with a potential elbow issue, and he'll undergo an MRI exam.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:00:50 -0800
Oakland Athletics SPs A.J. Griffin and Dan Straily might win the final two spots in the team's rotation, but they will have competition. SP Drew Pomeranz will be stretched out during spring training, and he is hopeful of winning a rotation spot. SP Tommy Milone is also hopeful of pushing his way into the mix and re-gaining his spot in the rotation. P Josh Lindblom is also expected to be under consideration, although he is likely to begin the season at Triple-A Sacramento.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:22:05 -0700
The Oakland Athletics will start SP Bartolo Colon in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, followed by SPs Sonny Gray, Jarrod Parker and Dan Straily. SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) has been dealing with elbow tendonitis and won't be available for the series.
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 21:57:03 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin allowed a second-inning home run in the Cactus League spring game Sunday, March 3, against the Colorado Rockies. "I don't like giving up home runs, but I probably hate walking people more than giving up home runs," Griffin said. He said he needs to work on his fastball command, especially down in the zone.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:21:09 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (hips) said he came into camp with aching hips but is feeling 100 percent after working with trainers.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:41:46 -0800
Oakland Athletics SPs Brett Anderson, Jarrod Parker, Tommy Milone, A.J. Griffin and Dan Straily are expected to round out the rotation to start the season with SP Bartolo Colon suspended. Colon will likely take Straily's spot when he returns. SPs Jesse Chavez will start the Cactus League opener Saturday, Feb. 23, followed by Ps Travis Blackley and Andrew Werner.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:36:20 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin is in the mix to compete for the No. 5 rotation spot with SP Dan Straily this spring. Griffin started his throwing program a bit later this offseason in order to give himself a bit more rest.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:14:07 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin is scheduled to start Game 4 of the American League Division Series Wednesday, Oct. 10, against the Detroit Tigers, and he'll be opposed by SP Max Scherzer.