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Oakland's A.J. Griffin to have Tommy John surgery
Oakland's A.J. Griffin to have Tommy John surgery

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 Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy; the Yankees' Ivan Nova; Arizona's Patrick Corbin; San Diego's Josh Johnson and Cory Luebke; Tampa Bay's Matt Moore; Kansas City's Luke Hochevar; the Mets' Bobby Parnell and Detroit's Bruce Rondon. ...

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