• Lefty Drew Pomeranz has quietly been the A's best pitcher of late, allowing just two hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks over his last six innings, spanning three appearances. Overall, he has 14 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings this spring.
The A's see more value in Pomeranz as a starter than a reliever, so they plan to stretch him out, even if that means starting him at Triple-A when the season begins. Should any one of their starters struggle or face injuries in the early goings, Pomeranz would seemingly get the first call.
• Righty A.J. Griffin, shut down for three weeks with flexor tendinitis, received a platelet rich plasma injection in his right elbow on Monday and mentioned Wednesday how his arm already feels looser than it has in a long time.
Griffin is expected to miss at least the first month of the season.
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