A. J. Griffin SP OAK 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 11 Months

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 11 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.

A. J. Griffin SP OAK 12 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 12 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 12 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.