Anderson decision looming, Griffin looks healthy

August 19, 2012, 7:20 pm
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OAKLAND -- The A's haven't made up their minds about what to do with Brett Anderson. They will have to make a decision because his rehab assignment is up as of today. A's manager Bob Melvin said that he might be able to reveal the decision after the game. To make matters more complicated, A.J. Griffin threw a bullpen on Sunday and passed with flying colors.

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Griffin's next step will be to go on a rehab assignment. He has been on the disabled list since August 5 with a right shoulder strain and is eligible to return on Monday. "It's tough, it's tough," Melvin said. "You consider it a good problem to have because we do have depth there. But we still haven't completely figured out where we are going with that."Griffin mixed in all of his pitches. His fastball had good velocity and his breaking pitches looked filthy.

Seth Smith ran the bases full speed before the game in order to test his injured left hamstring. He will likely go on a rehab assignment on Monday. He has missed 14 games with his current injury. Eric Sogard also ran the bases with Smith. Sogard who is on the DL with a strained back is eligible to return in three days.