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Athletics activate A.J. Griffin from the disabled list, option him to Triple-A

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The Athletics activated pitcher A.J. Griffin from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, closer Sean Doolittle was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Per Slusser, manager Bob Melvin says Griffin isn’t quite ready to return to the majors yet, as he’s only up to about 80 pitches. The 27-year-old right-hander, on the road back from Tommy John surgery, has made three rehab starts. He pitched well in his first two at Single-A, but struggled in his most recent, allowing six runs (five earned) in 4 1/3 innings at Triple-A.

Griffin will make a few more starts at Triple-A. If he can prove himself useful, the A’s might bring him up to the major leagues by the All-Star break. Griffin hasn’t pitched in the majors since the end of the 2013 season.

As for Doolittle, his move to the 60-day disabled list means the A’s won’t be seeing him back for a while, if at all this season. He’s battling a left shoulder injury.

Shoulder injury halts A.J. Griffin’s recovery from Tommy John surgery

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A’s right-hander A.J. Griffin’s recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery has been shut down after he experienced shoulder soreness during a simulated game Thursday.

Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports that the A’s are hopeful it proves to be a minor setback because Griffin hadn’t previously dealt with any shoulder problems.

He was close to being cleared for a minor-league rehab assignment about a year removed from surgery, but now Griffin’s recovery timetable is on hold.

Prior to the elbow injury Griffin started 47 games for the A’s in 2012 and 2013, posting a 3.60 ERA and 235/73 K/BB ratio in 282 innings. He missed all of 2014.

A.J. Griffin is busking in the A’s clubhouse

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A.J. Griffin is apparently preparing himself for ways to make money if this whole comeback from Tommy John surgery thing doesn’t work out.