Oakland right-hander A.J. Griffin is scheduled to have elbow surgery Wednesday, and will miss the entire season with fellow third-year starter Jarrod Parker.
Griffin, who went 14-10 last season, will join a growing list of pitchers who have had Tommy John surgery this year. The group includes, among others, Parker, who was 12-8 last season and had been expected to be Oakland's 2014 opening day starter; Atlanta's
Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman threw 25 pitches in batting practice and is expected to begin a rehabilitation at Class-A Dayton on Thursday, his first time in a game since he was hit in the head by a line drive during