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Griffin (elbow) is not expected to be ready for Opening Day, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports.

Griffin will be about 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery when the 2015 regular season kicks off, but recovery from the procedure typically takes at least a year, so it should not come as a big surprise if he is not ready for the beginning of the season. Griffin will likely join the Oakland's rotation at some point in 2015, but it remains to be seen how much longer he will need to recover from his elbow injury.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 11 Months

Athletics transferred RHP A.J. Griffin to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Nick Buss. Griffin underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery last week.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 11 Months

A.J. Griffin underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.

The surgery was expected and confirmed by A's manager Bob Melvin on Tuesday. He's looking at a return sometime around the middle of 2015.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 11 Months

Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed Tuesday that A.J. Griffin will undergo season-ending elbow surgery Wednesday, though he's not of the exact procedure yet.

It's likely just semantics at this point, as the A's have already conceded that the righty is expected to miss a year, so Tommy John surgery is almost surely what will take place. They'll know for sure only after Griffin's elbow is opened up Wednesday.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 11 Months

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has confirmed that A.J. Griffin needs Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.

Another promising young starting pitcher goes down. Griffin has been on the shelf since the middle of spring training with elbow discomfort and will now remain sidelined through the first couple months of the 2015 season. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a strong 3.60 ERA and 1.126 WHIP in 282 1/3 major league innings.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 11 Months

Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports that A.J. Griffin is likely to undergo Tommy John surgery next week.

It doesn't come as a complete surprise, but is still a tough break for the A's who already lost Jarrod Parker to the surgery this season. Jesse Chavez and Tommy Milone will now be expected to hold down the last two spots in the team's rotation for the forseeable future.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 11 Months

A.J. Griffin will receive a second opinion on his ailing right elbow from Dr. Thomas L. Mehlhoff on Tuesday.

Griffin resumed throwing recently but is still feeling pain. He was diagnosed last month with a flexor tendinitis, but the injury is sometimes a precursor to Tommy John surgery. Obviously, it's an ominous sign, but more will be known next week after Griffin is examined.

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A.J. Griffin (elbow) is expected to begin doing strengthening exercises this week in Oakland.

Griffin was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training with a flexor muscle strain in his right elbow and is doubtful to return before the end of April. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a 3.60 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 235 strikeouts through his first 282 1/3 major league frames. He will be a valuable fantasy asset when he returns.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 12 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.

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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.