A. J. Griffin SP OAK 2 months ago

Griffin was placed on Triple-A Nashville's disabled list with a right shoulder strain and will not throw for several days, SF Gate reports.

The issue is not in the same area where Griffin had a problem earlier in the year and he might resume throwing later this week.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 2 months ago

Griffin (elbow) was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

Griffin's pitch count is around 80 at the moment, so he will need to make at least one or two starts with Nashville before he can join the A's rotation. Now 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery, the reports on Griffin have been good, and he is worth stashing in deeper formats. Kendall Graveman would be the obvious pitcher for Griffin to replace when his time comes.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 3 months ago

Griffin (elbow) is slated to throw five innings at Triple-A Nashville on Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Griffin has made two rehab appearances at High-A Stockton and will now move up to the Athletics' Triple-A affiliate. He continues to get closer to a return to the big league club, but he is still without a timetable for the time being.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 3 months ago

Griffin (elbow) will make another rehab start Sunday with High-A Stockton, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

He is set to throw a bullpen session Thursday, and Sunday's rehab outing will be his second -- both with Stockton. Griffin is expected to throw 60 pitches Sunday, so as his pitch count continues to climb, he will be ever closer to joining the big league rotation.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 3 months ago

Griffin (elbow) will throw a bullpen session in Oakland on Thursday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

He gave up one hit while striking out three over three innings in Tuesday's rehab start with High-A Stockton. There is no word on when his next rehab start will be, but he could be nearing a return to Oakland's rotation in late-June/early-July.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 3 months ago

Griffin (elbow) will make his first rehab start at High-A Stockton on Tuesday, Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports.

After Griffin tossed a pair of 15-pitch simulated games Thursday, the Athletics were satisfied enough with the right-hander's results to have him advance his rehab to a minor-league game. Tuesday will mark Griffin's first game appearance since spring training of last season, before his bout with elbow tendinitis ended up requiring Tommy John surgery. Griffin will likely be eased along slowly during his rehab assignment, which will likely cover multiple weeks with stops at multiple affiliates.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 3 months ago

Griffin (elbow) said he felt great after throwing two 15-pitch simulated games Thursday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Griffin mixed in all of his pitches during Thursday's session as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery. While he only threw 30 pitches, he's hoping to return around the All-Star break, and that doesn't seem like an unrealistic target.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 3 months ago

Griffin (elbow) will throw a two-inning simulated game Thursday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

Griffin continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery, but will take another step forward Thursday. He still has a lot of arm strength to build up, but a recovery in late June or early July doesn't seem out of the question.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 3 months ago

Griffin (elbow) threw a bullpen session Monday and said he's getting close to throwing simulated games, Joe Stiglich of CSN reports.

Griffin indicated that he felt good with his fastball, curveball and change, and he continues to progress along in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The hope is that he'll be ready to return around the All-Star break, though the team is yet to release a target return date.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 3 months ago

Griffin (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Monday, John Hickey of the Oakland Tribune reports.

The Athletics suggested a few days earlier that Griffin might be ready to begin a rehab assignment at some point during the coming week, but it appears those plans have been at least slightly delayed. The bullpen session should provide an accurate gauge for how Griffin is coming along in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but he may need a few workouts off the mound before seeing competitive action. It's still looking like he won't be back with the big club until July at the earliest.