A. J. Griffin SP OAK 3 days ago

Griffin (elbow) could begin a rehab assignment next week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Griffin's progress was slowed in early May by soreness in his shoulder, but he will throw a bullpen session Wednesday to see where he stands health-wise. While Griffin appears on the verge of a rehab assignment, he figures to make anywhere between 3-6 minor league starts before rejoining the big club, so he remains several weeks away from pitching for the A's.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 1 week ago

Griffin (elbow) probably won't be ready to return to the rotation much before July, SF Gate reports.

Griffin, recovering from Tommy John surgery, was shut down with shoulder inflammation last week. He played catch on Tuesday.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 2 weeks ago

Griffin (elbow) felt some soreness in his shoulder during a simulated game Thursday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

Griffin appeared to be nearing to a rehab assignment after making it through his first two sim games without issue, but this shoulder concern will set him back indefinitely. The A's have shut the right-hander down and will send him back to Oakland to be evaluated.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 2 weeks ago

Griffin (elbow) will throw a three-inning simulated game Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

He has been steadily progressing to longer sim games in his rehab process, and should be able to go out on a rehab assignment sometime later this month.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 4 weeks ago

Griffin (elbow) will toss another simulated game Monday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

Griffin made his debut in simulated-game action at extended spring training last week and didn't appear to have any setbacks, so he'll likely increase his pitch count in Monday's outing. The right-hander is about one year removed from Tommy John surgery, and probably won't be back at full strength until midseason.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 1 month ago

Griffin (elbow) will throw one 20-pitch inning in his first simulated game Monday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Griffin continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery, but still remains over a month away from his return. Fortunately, he's making a steady progress, and will take another step forward Monday.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 1 month ago

Griffin (elbow) will throw to hitters Saturday morning, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Griffin began incorporating all of his pitches into his bullpen sessions a little over two weeks ago, and is now set to face live hitters for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery. It marks an important step in his recovery, but keep in mind that Griffin is still less than a year removed from the procedure and the team will likely want him to throw several live sessions before even thinking about a rehab assignment.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 2 months ago

Griffin (elbow) will throw all of his pitches in a side session Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

This marks the first time he will use his full repertoire in his return from Tommy John surgery, which is a pretty big step. The A's have a lot of starting pitching depth, and will be able to allow Griffin to move at his own pace in his recovery. In leagues where there are several DL spots, Griffin is a worthwhile stash to start the season.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 2 months ago

Griffin (elbow) threw a 30-pitch side session Tuesday consisting of fastballs and changeups, and also tossed 10 breaking balls with the catcher moved up, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Slowly but surely, Griffin is building strength in his surgically-repaired right arm. Griffin was still restricted to throwing his breaking balls on flat ground early in March, so Tuesday's session marks another step in his progression. He is still less than 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 3 months ago

Griffin (elbow) threw 35 pitches off of a mound Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Griffin, who remains on track to return in June, threw fastballs and changeups off the mound, while tossing curveballs on flat ground. He continues to progress in his recovery without issue.