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.
Wed, 14 May 2014 13:19:06 -0700
Oakland Athletics SPs Jarrod Parker (elbow) and A.J. Griffin (elbow), who both recently had Tommy John surgery, have full range of motion in their right elbows. Griffin is waiting for his stitches to be removed, and Parker is doing strengthening exercises, including wall pushups.
Sun, 04 May 2014 12:33:08 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have transferred SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:11:30 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, April 30.
Fantasy Tip: You can expect Griffin to at least miss around a year after the procedure, which means he's unlikely to be ready for the start of the 2015 season.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:11:34 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will have surgery on his arm Wednesday, April 30. The team is unsure if it'll be Tommy John surgery, but Griffin is expected to miss around a year.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:26:58 -0700
Updating previous items, the Oakland Athletics will learn late Tuesday, April 29, or Wednesday, April 30 if SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will need Tommy John surgery. After feeling some forearm/elbow discomfort in the spring, he was told to take three weeks off, and after five weeks the arm issue, originally diagnosed as right flexor tendinitis, was still giving him problems. He will be in Houston Tuesday to see Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff for a second opinion.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:26:19 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow next week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Griffin was shut down from throwing five weeks ago, and his elbow is still giving him problems. He'll need around 12 to 18 months to recover from the procedure.
Fantasy Tip: As Stiglich acknowledges, the A's rotation has been fine in the absence of Griffin and Jarrod Parker, who also had Tommy John surgery. However, it increases the likelihood that Drew Pomeranz or Josh Lindblom will fill a valuable role in the rotation before long. Keep those two names tucked away in AL-only leagues.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:27:25 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will seek a second opinion on his elbow Tuesday, April 29. He hasn't felt good while throwing in the past couple of days.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin is dealing with flexor tendonitis in his right elbow. The possibility exists that Griffin will need to undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:01:42 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is uncertain when SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will begin a throwing program.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:27:23 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will stay in Oakland and begin strengthening exercises this week.