A. J. Griffin SP OAK 7 Months

A.J. Griffin has been left off the A's ALDS roster.

Griffin was one of Oakland's most consistent and reliable starters this year, but he's been battling elbow tendinitis for the past couple weeks. The American League West champs will go with a rotation of Bartolo Colon, Sonny Gray, Jarrod Parker and Dan Straily against the Tigers.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 7 Months

A.J. Griffin yielded three runs on five hits over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

Griffin struck out seven, walked one and served up a solo homer to Howie Kendrick. He wasn't terrible in his last start of the season, but Jason Vargas was far more stingy with the road team's offense. Griffin finishes the year 14-10 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 171/54 K/BB ratio in 200 innings.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 7 Months

A.J. Griffin gave up just one run on two hits and a walk over seven innings in Thursday's 8-2 win over the Twins.

The lone run scored on a solo homer by Oswaldo Arcia in his final inning of work. Griffin has allowed a major-league leading 34 home runs this season, but he owns a fine 3.81 ERA across 30 starts and has walked just one batter in each of his last four outings. He'll square off against the Angels next week at home.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 8 Months

A.J. Griffin gave up just one run over seven innings in Sunday's win over the Rays.

He allowed five hits, one walk, and had seven strikeouts. Griffin continues to struggle with giving up home runs, and surrendered a solo shot to James Loney in the second inning. He'll take a 3.84 ERA and 1.16 WHIP into his next start Friday against the Astros.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 8 Months

A.J. Griffin yielded three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Blue Jays.

Griffin (3.88 ERA) had this start moved back a day because of Thursday's off-day. He didn't seem refreshed by the additional 24-hours rest, walking six batters on a day where he struggled to locate the plate but kept his team in the game anyway. Griffin hurled 103 pitches before Oakland pulled the plug on him, ceding the contest to a bullpen that surrendered one run over 3 1/3 innings in Oakland's win.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 9 Months

A.J. Griffin allowed three runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Griffin managed to get a quality start, but continues to struggle with home runs -- giving up a solo shot to Nelson Cruz in the second inning and a three-run homer to Mitch Moreland in the seventh. Despite pitching in a pitcher-friendly ballpark, he currently leads the majors with 28 home runs allowed. Griffin now has a 3.91 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 147 1/3 innings this season.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 9 Months

A.J. Griffin surrendered four earned runs on four hits in seven innings Monday as the A's beat the Blue Jays.

He whiffed five and issued a pair of free passes. Griffin looked great at times this evening, with three notable exceptions: Homers allowed to Adam Lind, Brett Lawrie and Edwin Encarnacion which accounted for all four of Toronto's runs. Griffin ranks eighth in the American League with 10 wins, and his 1.11 WHIP stands ninth.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 9 Months

A.J. Griffin allowed six hits over eight innings and combined with Grant Balfour on a shutout of the Red Sox on Saturday.

The A's lost five straight Griffin starts from May 30-June 20. Now they've won the last four in a row, even though Griffin gave up seven runs in one of those games. This makes four times this season that Griffin has pitched at least seven innings and allowed no runs. Among AL hurlers, only Justin Masterson (5 times) and Felix Hernandez have done it as often.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 9 Months

A.J. Griffin allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over five innings in a victory Sunday against the Royals.

He struck out four. Unfortunately, Griffin required 105 pitches to register 15 outs, which is why he was pulled prematurely. The 25-year-old improved to 7-6 to go with a 3.94 ERA, numbers he'll put on the line in his next start against the Red Sox.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 10 Months

A.J. Griffin threw his first career shutout Wednesday in the A's 5-0 blanking of the visiting Reds.

It was also his first complete game at the major league level. Griffin carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and wound up yielding just two hits in all. He struck out seven batters and issued only two walks, throwing 73 of his 108 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old right-hander now has an excellent 3.56 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 81/25 K/BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings this season. He'll get the Cubs next.