A. J. Griffin SP OAK 1 day 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 2 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 1 month 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.