A. J. Griffin SP OAK 9 Months

Athletics placed RHP A.J. Griffin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a right flexor muscle strain.

Griffin thankfully doesn't have any issues with his ligament, but he still needs some time on the shelf. The right-hander is expected to miss at least the first month of the season.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 9 Months

A.J. Griffin has been shut down for the next three weeks due to flexor tendinitis in his elbow.

Griffin was already expected to begin the season on the disabled list, but now that's an absolute certainty. The 26-year-old shouldn't be counted on to rejoin the rotation until late-April at the earliest. Take extreme caution if considering him in fantasy drafts.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 9 Months

A.J. Griffin is expected to begin the season on the disabled list due to a right elbow issue.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 9 Months

A.J. Griffin was touched up for five runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 frames versus the Rockies Thursday.

Both Wilin Rosario and Tim Wheeler took Griffin deep. The A's right-hander has been roughed up this spring, allowing 10 runs on 19 hits over 8 2/3 innings. It's not overly concerning at this point, but it would be nice to see Griffin take some strides his next time out.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 10 Months

A.J. Griffin was knocked around in Saturday's loss to the Rockies, surrendering three runs on six hits in his three innings of work.

Griffin fanned two and didn't walk a batter on the afternoon. He now sports a 9.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP through his first two Cactus League starts, but still has time to right the ship before the beginning of the regular season.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 10 Months

A.J. Griffin allowed two runs in two innings of work in Monday's 7-3 victory over the Dodgers.

In his Cactus League debut, Griffin allowed the two runs on four hits. To his credit, he did strike out two without issuing a walk. After posting a 3.83 ERA in 200 innings during the regular season in 2013, Griffin is poised to open up the season in the middle of the Athletics' starting rotation.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK Jul 12 '79

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 Jul 06 '79

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 Jun 23 '79

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 Jun 13 '79

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.