Programming note: A’s-Mariners coverage starts today at 5:30 p.m.
SEATTLE – A.J. Griffin was shut down while pitching in a simulated game Thursday after he felt soreness in his right shoulder, A’s manager Bob Melvin said.
Programming note: Angels-A’s coverage starts tonight at 6:30 p.m.
HOUSTON – Given how much the A’s platoon and bounce players from position to position, their lineup always is in a state of flux.
MESA, Ariz. -– Jeff Samardzija wore an A’s uniform for less than three months, but that was enough to make a lasting impression.