Melvin says A.J. Griffin is continuing to strengthen his shoulder. Sounds unlikely he pitches again this season.
MLB.com "The A's pitching depth undoubtedly figures to be one of their biggest strengths this season. As many as six pitchers will be in competition for just three rotation spots behind Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir, and that group doesn't even include Tommy John patients Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin, who..." February 09
The Score "When the Oakland Athletics host the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on Opening Day it's doubtful that either Jarrod Parker or A.J. Griffin will be in the starting rotation, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Both pitchers are still recovering from Tommy John surgery - Parker had the..." January 12
AJ Griffin will have tommy john surgery. It's like an epidemic among good young starters. #athletics
San Francisco Chronicle "After more than a month off, A.J. Griffin's right forearm and elbow discomfort continues, and Griffin will get a second opinion from Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff in Houston on Tuesday. Griffin resumed throwing in the past day or two, manager Bob Melvin said, and things still weren't feeling right...." April 25
AJ Griffin to get second opinion on elbow on Tuesday.
Griffin shut down for 3 weeks with flexor tendinitis.
Melvin says Griffin has been dealing with elbow tendinitis that has been getting worse so he was not option for this round. #Athletics
CSN Bay Area "One year and two days after his major league debut, A.J. Griffin pitched his first career complete game. It was a gem, all right, the right-hander limiting the Cincinnati Reds to just two hits -- a Devin Mesoraco single that hit the heel of an onrushing Chris Young's glove in the fifth and a..." June 27