The A’s have left 25-year old righty starting pitcher A.J. Griffin off the roster for the N.L.D.S. Griffin pitched in 32 games (all starts) for the A’s this year and he was 14-10 with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Griffin gave up 171 hits (a major league leading 36 homers) and he walked 54 batters while whiffing 171 of them this year. Griffin has now pitched in 47 games (all starts) for the A’s in his first two years with the team and he is 21-11 with a 3.60 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. This was a little bit of a surprise.