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Oakland's Parker, Griffin looking ahead to June, not April

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Two of the pitchers at spring training with the Oakland Athletics are getting ready for June, not April. Right-handers Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin are both coming off Tommy John surgery, Parker for the second time. Parker had elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time on March 24, following an initial operation in October 2009, when he was with Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

A's agree with RHP Jesse Chavez on one-year, $2.15M deal

  Right-hander Jesse Chavez and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $2.15 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Chavez stepped in as a key member of the rotation in 2014 when projected starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin were each lost for the year to elbow injuries that required surgery. Chavez, 31, went 8-8 with a 3.45 ERA with 21 starts and 32 appearances...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jesse Chavez, Athletics agree to $2.15 million deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Right-hander Jesse Chavez and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $2.15 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Chavez stepped in as a key member of the rotation in 2014 when projected starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin were each lost for the year to elbow injuries that required surgery. Chavez, 31, went 8-8 with a 3.45 ERA with 21...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Rise of the Los Angeles Angels

It was supposed to be Oakland’s division to lose, remember? It was always supposed to be Oakland. Then one day, the Los Angeles Angels decided they finally wanted to play to their level of potential, and then some, clinching the AL West on Wednesday. I had Oakland winning the West this season, as did many people around the country, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t expect...
Via The Sports Post
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Low-budget A’s make big-market play

On some Major League teams this year Tommy Milone, with his six wins and 3.55 ERA, would be approaching the level of Ace.  On this year’s Oakland Athletics squad, even with season-ending injuries to AJ Griffin and Jarrod Parker, he has been reduced,  to the role of Triple-A insurance policy. The A’s have been the league’s most dominant team this year, at least according to...
Via Brush Back Pitch
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The streaking A’s

With all of the parody in the MLB of today, it is not always the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Reds making news or winning ball games. Teams are starting to shows us that you may not need a huge payroll to compete or perhaps even finish with the league’s best record.  The Oakland A’s are atop the AL West with the MLB’s 2nd best record at (39-26). Baseball’s most...
Via The Front Office News
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy John discusses his famous namesake surgery

It’s no secret that just about every team in Major League Baseball has a pitcher that is going under the knife for the infamous Tommy John surgery. So what did the guy who’s name stems from the surgery have to say about it? According to Yahoo Sports, Tommy John says… I think what these kids do in youth baseball can lead to Tommy John surgery…If you have your kid’s best...
Via Sportsnaut
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The financial cost of Tommy John surgery to young pitchers

Jose Fernandez. Patrick Corbin. Jarrod Parker. A.J. Griffin. Luke Hochevar. Matt Moore. Brandon Beachy. Cory Luebke. Bruce Rondon. Bobby Parnell. Kris Medlen. Ivan Nova. And now Martin Perez. Top and mid-tier pitchers in the early stages of their professional careers who have had Tommy John surgery this season, or in the case of Perez, are […]
Via Fangraphs
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

It's Time We Start Respecting Sonny Gray

When the 2014 season began, the Oakland Athletics look poised to repeat as AL West champions for the third year in a row. Then season-ending injuries to A.J. Griffin and Jarrod Parker occurred before a pitch was thrown. This left 24-year-old Sonny Gray to carry on as their 'ace' alongside what could be labeled as a makeshift rotation – a good one at that. So far, he's done...
Via The Sports Post
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Struggles Against Mariners Continue, Jesse Chavez handed 1st Loss

Following an impressive April in which Jesse Chavez was a revelation for the A’s filling into a rotation vacated by the injured Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin, the 30-year old righty struggled to keep his success going in first start of May. Chavez had compiled a 2-0 record with a mind-blowing 1.89 ERA and 41 strikeouts over 38 innings pitched, spanning six starts. He was tied...
Via BaySportsNet
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Chavez: The Out-Of-Nowhere Man

It’s been said umpteen times by baseball scribes, coaches, and front office types alike that you can never have too much pitching. The 2014 Oakland A’s seem determined to put that adage to the test. The A’s were projected to finish at or near the top of the American League West by most pundits in the preseason, but that was before starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin went...
Via BaySportsNet
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Could Emerge as Potential Trade Partner for Mets

Update (5/3/2014): MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Athletics are likely to either deal for starting pitching or move Drew Pomeranz to the rotation. With both Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, the Athletics have had to rely on youngster Sonny Gray and veteran Scott Kazmir to lead the rotation. So far those two, along with Jesse Chavez, have delivered...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching Injuries Hurt A’s Championship Chances

The Oakland A’s have long prided themselves on having the best pitching staff in the league.  They have a mix of quality and depth that few, if any, other teams in all of baseball can match.  Unfortunately, they have been forced to tap into their reservoir less than a month into the 2014 campaign. In spring training Jarrod Parker was projected to be the ace of the rotation after...
Via TopSportsReport
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: A’s Starter A.J. Griffin Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

Oakland A’s pitcher A.J. Griffin went under the knife to repair an elbow ligament – Mandatory Credit: Ben Margot/Associated Press Major League Baseball is in the middle of a Tommy John crisis. According to Oakland Athletic’s beat writer Susan Slusser and ESPN.com, A’s starter A.J. Griffin reportedly underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery Wednesday, adding him to the...
Via The Sports Journal
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Griffin latest MLB pitcher set for Tommy John surgery

Add another pitcher to list of Tommy John surgery patients. This seems to be happening at least twice a week. The latest to join the club is Oakland Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin, set to go under the knife on Wednesday. The immediate future didn’t look good for Griffin in mid-March when he developed flexor tendinitis in his right elbow. That seemed to be the explanation for...
Via Bloguin Best
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Griffin latest MLB pitcher set for Tommy John surgery

Add another pitcher to list of Tommy John surgery patients. This seems to be happening at least twice a week. The latest to join the club is Oakland Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin, set to go under the knife on Wednesday. The immediate future didn’t look good for Griffin in mid-March when he developed flexor tendinitis in his right elbow. That seemed to be the explanation for...
Via The Outside Corner
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics' AJ Griffin to have Tommy John surgery

It was made official today that Oakland Athletics’ pitcher A.J. Griffin will in fact undergo season ending Tommy John surgery confirmed by John Heyman of CBS. Griffin is yet another young pitcher to have the surgery this year in what seems to be an epidemic of torn UCL’s.AJ Griffin will have tommy john surgery. It's like an epidemic among good young starters. #athletics—...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics lose another starter

Oakland Athletics pitcher A.J. Griffin had been in Tommy John limbo since before season’s start, but the word came down that Griffin will become the next MLB pitcher to get elbow surgery, adding another name to the Tommy John list that seems to add one or two new members every week. First, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Tuesday that Griffin will have surgery. AJ Griffin will...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland Athletics Are At It Again

Going into the season many assumed the Oakland Athletics would repeat as AL West champions, especially if the bats of Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes could come alive again as they did in 2012. Those two aren't quite there yet. Despite 4 home runs to start the season, Cespedes maintains a slash line of only .238/.316/.464, while Reddick is doing poorly with numbers of .232/.303...
Via The Sports Post
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Althletics' A.J. Griffin (elbow) not progressing; surgery possible

The uncertainty regarding Oakland Athletics right-handed starter A.J. Griffin continues. In the last report on him (April 22), it appeared that there was "no long term damage [to his elbow] that would require surgery," and it was simply a matter of time. The plan for him to rest a few weeks of rest, then begin strengthening exercises to rehab flexor tendinitis in his right elbow...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Several A’s who could go to Triple-A

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland A’s had a rough spring training session down in the desert and had several injuries to deal with once they got to Opening Day.  They lost starting pitchers A.J. Griffin for for the foreseeable future and Jarrod Parker for the year while also starting the season with setup-man Ryan Cook and outfielder Craig Gentry on the disabled list...
Via TopSportsReport
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB rumors: Athletics and Indians sign major league players to minor league deals

Before heading into their opening day match up versus one another, the Oakland Athletics and the Cleveland Indians each signed a former big-leaguer to minor league deals. Joe Blanton, a first round pick of the Athletics back in 2002, finds his way back into the organization after spending 6 years between the Phillies, Dodgers, and Angels. The Indians signed catcher George Kottaras...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Opening Day Outlook

Opening Day is finally here! After an entire offseason of anticipation, the Oakland A’s will kick off their 2014 campaign tonight against the Cleveland Indians at 7:05PM at the O.co Coliseum. They will be defending their back-to-back American League West Division Championships and looking to make another run at the postseason for a third consecutive season. All of that is still...
Via BaySportsNet
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Spring of Pitcher Injuries

It’s been a depressing spring so far, at least with regards to pitcher injuries. Kris Medlen is going under the knife, and rotation mate Brandon Beachy will as well. Jarrod Parker will need elbow surgery also, and fellow staff member A.J. Griffin is being shut down with flexor tendinitis. Patrick Corbin will likely join Parker as an MRI revealed UCL damage. Jon Niese has been...
Via Batting Leadoff
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The AL West limps into 2014

The American League West may be the most wide-open division in baseball this season, partly because of talent, and also partly because of injury.  It’s widely anticipated that at least one, if not both of the wild-cards may come out of the West this season, but each of the expected contenders find themselves beginning the season at a disadvantage, which could certainly help a...
Via The Outside Corner
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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