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Jarrod Parker | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (9) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics and RHP Jarrod Parker avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $850,000 contract.
Of the $850,000, $425,000 is guaranteed. The 27-year-old hasn't pitched since the 2013 season due to multiple surgeries on his pitching elbow, but he's expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training. Parker owns a 3.68 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 275/127 K/BB ratio over 384 big league innings. Sat, Dec 19, 2015 02:03:00 PM

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Athletics activated RHP Jarrod Parker from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move to get him back on the 40-man roster. Parker had a setback with his Tommy John rehab when he had surgery in May to stabilize the medial epicondyle fracture in his right elbow. The A's think he'll be ready to go for spring training.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:38:00 AM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) did sock throws on Tuesday.

It's his first time doing any kind of throwing since he had surgery in May to stabilize the medial epicondyle fracture in his right elbow. Parker is a huge health risk going forward with all his past elbow issues, but he should be able to have a relatively normal offseason.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 07:16:00 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) will be out of his sling and begin strengthening exercises in a week.

It's a nice step in what will be a long road back. Parker is not expected back this season after having surgery in May to stabilize the medial epicondyle fracture in his right elbow.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 01:31:00 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) acknowledged Wednesday that he is unlikely to pitch in 2015.

"We’re probably pushing for next year," said the 26-year-old right-hander, who needed yet another elbow surgery in late May. This one was only a cleanup, but Parker has undergone Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery twice and the A's don't want to try rushing him back.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 09:13:00 AM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) will remain in a cast for 4-6 weeks.

Parker had right elbow surgery on Tuesday that involved a fractured bone being cleaned and a ligament and tendon re-attached. He did not require another Tommy John surgery, which is obviously good news. There's no timetable for his return, though, and it certainly seems likely that he won't make it back to the majors this season.
Wed, May 20, 2015 12:43:00 PM

Jarrod Parker will undergo surgery on Tuesday to stabilize the medial epicondyle fracture in his right elbow.

The good news is that it appears the right-hander will not require a third Tommy John surgery. Parker will still almost surely miss the remainder of the season, but there's a good chance another Tommy John operation would have ended his career. He faces a long road back regardless.
Mon, May 18, 2015 05:49:00 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

Parker suffered a fractured medial epichondal in his right elbow during a rehab appearance last Friday. It's possible he'll require a third Tommy John surgery, although even if he doesn't a season-ending operation of some sort is expected.
Tue, May 12, 2015 07:18:00 PM

Athletics transferred RHP Jarrod Parker from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Parker has a fractured medial epichondal in the area in which his new ligament is attached. Unclear is whether he'll need another Tommy John surgery, which would be his third. Unfortunately, he'll definitely require another surgery, and he can be presumed to be out for the rest of this season.
Sun, May 10, 2015 01:23:00 AM

Jarrod Parker was removed from Friday's minor league rehab start with an injury to his pitching elbow.

Parker is in the process of recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, so anything concerning the elbow is extremely discouraging. The early rumblings out of the Athletics camp don't sound optimistic. More should be known on Parker's status after he visits a doctor. Before this setback, he had been on track to rejoin the A's rotation in late May.
Fri, May 8, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) allowed three earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a rehab start at Triple-A Nashville.

Parker walked one and struck out four. It was the third rehab outing for the 26-year-old right-hander, who underwent the second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery of his career last March. He should become an option for the A's starting rotation later this month.
Mon, May 4, 2015 12:57:00 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) threw five innings and 71 pitches in a rehab start with High-A Stockton Tuesday.

Parker allowed three runs -- two earned -- while striking out seven in the start. His next step will be advancing to pitch for Triple-A Nashville. Parker is progressing nicely in his return from Tommy John surgery and could be back with the A's sometime in May.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 08:23:00 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) gave up three runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings in his first minor league rehab start with High-A Stockton on Thursday.

Parker struck out one and also hit a batter during the outing. He reportedly hit 93 mph on the radar gun on his final pitch of the evening and also threw several good breaking balls. He's still building up his arm strength as he battles back from a second Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to rejoin the A's until late May.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Thursday.

Parker will go four innings and/or 60 pitches in his first outing. He'll use his full 30-day rehab allotment, putting him on track to rejoin the Athletics' rotation in late May. Parker has been on a relatively aggressive timetable considering he's coming back from a second Tommy John surgery, but he's experienced no bumps in the road to this point. Those in deeper leagues might want to stash him now if you have the roster space.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 08:19:00 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) will throw 45 pitches in an extended spring training game on Saturday.

It will be his first game action since last year's Tommy John surgery. Parker could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment in a couple weeks and might be an option for the Athletics' rotation before the end of May. He's making his way back from a second Tommy John operation.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 11:50:00 PM

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