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A’s will wait before establishing timetable for Crisp’s return

Coco Crisp had wlbow surgery Friday and could be lost to the team for 6-8 weeks.

Coco Crisp had elbow surgery Friday and could be lost to the team for 6-8 weeks.

The A’s aren’t putting forth a timetable yet for a return for left fielder Coco Crisp after the veteran leadoff hitter had surgery on his right elbow Friday in San Francisco.

A’s trainer Nick Paparesta, who sat in on the surgery performed by A’s orthopedist Dr. Jon Dickinson, said the 35-minute surgery to remove bone chips and clean out the elbow went well and that the club would have an idea of when Crisp might return after 10-14 days of physical therapy and rehab.

Typical recovery times for players having similar surgeries go from 6-8 weeks. Crisp has said he’d like to be back more quickly than that.

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Griffin looking missing a year after Tommy John surgery

A.J. Griffin had season-ending elbow surgery Wednesday in Houston.

A.J. Griffin had season-ending elbow surgery Wednesday in Houston.

Look for Oakland starting pitcher A.J. Griffin to need about 12 months or a little longer to get back on the mound for the A’s after he underwent Tommy John-style ligament replacement surgery Tuesday in Houston.

Griffin had Houston-based Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff take a tendon from his right wrist transplant it into place of his right ulnar collateral ligament. A’s trainer Nick Paparesta said Mehlhoff was “excited’’ about how well the surgery had gone.

The plan now is for Griffin to take four months off without throwing, then spend two months throwing on the side to build up his arm strength. At about the six-month post Griffin should start throwing off the mound. At or about the 12-month mark the A’s will start to think in terms of having him face competition.

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Jarrod Parker will miss 2014 with 2nd Tommy John surgery

Jarrod Parker facing the Dodgers in his last spring start before injury problems cropped up

Jarrod Parker facing the Dodgers in his last spring start before injury problems cropped up

The A’s starting rotation got walloped with bad news Monday with the determination that right-hander Jarrod Parker will miss the 2014 season.

Parker, who has been dealing with right forearm discomfort, met with Dr. James Andrews Monday in Florida, and the decision has been made that Parker needs Tommy John-style ligament replacement surgery.

It’s the second go-around with Tommy John surgery for Parker, who had it in 2009 and missed the 2010 season. He’s scheduled to under the surgery a week from Tuesday in Pensacola with Andrews in charge.

The A’s are already missing starter A.J. Griffin to being the season. He needs three weeks rest for elbow strain before he throws again

Scott Kazmir was scratched from his start Monday, but his triceps stiffness is considered relatively minor and he could start again Tuesday or Wednesday.

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