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Jarrod Parker | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 23 - 11:15 PM

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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.
Apr 20 - 8:19 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.
Apr 14 - 11:50 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) could rejoin the Athletics' rotation by the end of May.

Parker will pitch in an extended spring training game Monday and could be ready for a rehab assignment within the next two weeks. It's a relatively aggressive timetable since Parker is coming back from a second Tommy John surgery, but he's had a spotless rehab to this point.
Apr 12 - 11:03 AM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring game on Monday.

The young right-hander is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to be an option to rejoin the A's rotation until around midseason.
Apr 11 - 1:48 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) threw a simulated game at O.co Coliseum on Tuesday.

He was originally supposed to pitch in an intrasquad game at High-A Stockton, but weather altered the plans. Parker is coming along nicely in his rehab from a second Tommy John surgery but isn't expected to be an option for the A's until around midseason.
Apr 7 - 6:22 PM

Athletics placed RHP Jarrod Parker on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury.

Parker continues to rehab from Tommy John surgery. He's expected to pitch in an intrasquad game at High-A Stockton next week. While Parker's progressing well from a major surgery, he's still not expected back until the middle of the season.
Apr 4 - 7:54 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) is scheduled to pitch in an intersquad game at High-A Stockton next week.

Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated Friday that Parker will bounce around the team's minor league affiliates as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The A's aren't expecting him to be an option for their rotation until around midseason.
Apr 3 - 9:29 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) threw 20 pitches, hitting 92 miles per hour, in a simulated game Saturday.

Parker and Athletics manager Bob Melvin seemed very pleased with the outing. Parker is aiming for a mid-season return from Tommy John surgery.
Mar 28 - 7:47 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) will throw to live hitters again Monday.

Parker threw to hitters Friday for the first time since Tommy John surgery. On Monday, the right-hander will throw two 20-pitch innings. The A's are hoping he'll be back around midseason.
Mar 22 - 1:22 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) faced live hitters for the first time on Friday.

The 26-year-old right-hander came through the session of live batting practice without any issues. He's in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to return to the A's until around midseason.
Mar 14 - 1:08 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) will throw live batting practice on Friday.

He was given the go-ahead after getting through Tuesday's bullpen session with no issues. It will be the first time Parker has faced hitters since last March's Tommy John surgery. The righty won't be ready for the A's until around midseason.
Mar 10 - 7:07 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) will throw live batting practice on Friday if Tuesday's bullpen session goes well.

It would be the first time he's faced hitters since last March's Tommy John surgery. Parker has had the operation twice, so the A's will bring him along slowly, likely not counting on him for anything until at least midseason.
Mar 8 - 2:15 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) hopes to throw live batting practice soon.

Parker, who is now almost a year removed from Tommy John surgery, threw 43 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday without incident. He threw fastballs, changeups, and curveballs in the session. Interestingly, he's not incorporating sliders right now and even indicated that he could come back without the pitch.
Mar 3 - 2:33 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) threw all of his pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday.

Parker underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career in March last year. The 26-year-old should be expected back around midseason. Parker owns a career 3.68 ERA with a 275/127 K/BB ratio in 384 innings.
Mar 3 - 11:52 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Cody Ross
CF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Jesse Chavez
6Jarrod Parker
7A.J. Griffin
8Sean Nolin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Ryan Cook
7Evan Scribner
8Chris Bassitt
9Taylor Thompson