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Athletics | A.J. Griffin not throwing

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:25:34 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder, elbow) remains on the disabled list in the minor leagues and hasn't thrown since being shut down in the middle of his rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has been trying to return from Tommy John surgery, and he was getting close to a return before his shoulder acted up. At this point in the season, it's a long shot that he'll pitch in the major leagues. However, if he starts throwing in minor league games again this year, he could be ready to go and be in the starting rotation out of spring training in 2016.

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Athletics | A.J. Griffin to rehab Friday

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:11:06 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder, elbow) said he will make another rehab start for Class AAA Nashville Friday, June 12.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin is nearing a return from Tommy John surgery, and he's a year removed from the procedure, which should put fantasy owners' minds at ease that he can significantly help their pitching staff in the second half of the season. Check to see if Griffin is available in your league. He should immediately enter the A's rotation when he's ready.

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Athletics | A.J. Griffin makes rehab start

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:56:55 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder, elbow) gave up a hit and struck out three in three innings for Class A Stockton Tuesday, June 2, in his first rehab start. Manager Bob Melvin said Griffin felt great, and he'll need to make multiple rehab starts to get stretched out to 100 pitches before he's activated. Griffin could return late this month or in early July.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin is expected to jump right back into the starting rotation when he's healthy, and he's worth stashing in all formats. The young right-hander posted an ERA of 3.60 in 47 starts in 2012 and 2013.

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Athletics | A.J. Griffin to make rehab start

Fri, 29 May 2015 16:56:08 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder, elbow) is scheduled to make a rehab start for high-Class A Stockton Tuesday, June 2. He is scheduled to pitch three innings or throw 45 pitches in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin likely will need to make several rehab starts so he can build up his arm for longer starts. Owners should monitor his progress during his rehab assignment and could consider him in AL-only and deeper leagues when he is ready to return.

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Athletics | A.J. Griffin, Drew Pomeranz progressing

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:55:06 -0700

Oakland Athletics SPs A.J. Griffin (shoulder, elbow) and Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) are both progressing in their rehab. Griffin will throw a simulated game Thursday, May 28, while Pomeranz will throw off a mound Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin could return to the A's rotation sometime next month. Stash him now in all formats if you're in need of rotation help for the second half of the season. Pomeranz ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) won't be rushed back after sporting a 4.40 ERA in eight starts this year. There's no reason to hold onto Pomeranz in shallow mixed leagues at this time.

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Athletics | A.J. Griffin throwing bullpen

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.

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Athletics | A.J. Griffin shut down

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.

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Athletics | A.J. Griffin nearing rehab outing

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.

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Athletics | A.J. Griffin to throw sim game

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.

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Athletics | A.J. Griffin throws session

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.

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