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Jarrod Parker | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Athletics placed RHP Jarrod Parker on the 60-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Parker is set to undergo the second Tommy John surgery of his career on Monday. He won't be a factor again for the Athletics until the early part of the 2015 season. It's a brutal blow, but that good news is that he's still just 25 years old. Mar 20 - 4:34 PM

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Jarrod Parker's Tommy John surgery on his right elbow has been moved up a day and will now be performed on Monday.

Dr. James Andrews will wield the scalpel in Florida during a procedure originally expected to take place on March 25. This is Parker's second Tommy John surgery. Once a death sentence for pitchers, recent studies suggest that success for pitchers coming off a second TJ procedure is rising. With A.J. Griffin (elbow) also on the shelf, Jesse Chavez and Tommy Milone are expected to fill the final two spots in Oakland's rotation.
Mar 19 - 12:38 PM

Jarrod Parker will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on March 25.

Terrible news for the A's and Parker, who will be having the operation for the second time. He'll obviously miss all of the 2014 campaign but should have a shot to be ready early on in 2015. With A.J. Griffin (elbow) also on the shelf, Jesse Chavez and Tommy Milone are expected to fill the final two spots in Oakland's rotation.
Mar 17 - 3:32 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Athletics don't believe Jarrod Parker has any structural damage in his arm.

He's visiting Dr. James Andrews on Monday as a precautionary measure to confirm that though. With Parker and A.J. Griffin slated to begin the season on the disabled list, there are suddenly openings in the A's rotation for Jesse Chavez and Tommy Milone.
Mar 16 - 4:48 PM

Jarrod Parker is expected to open the season on the disabled list due to tightness in his right forearm.

Parker also dealt with tightness in his forearm at the end of last season, and it has cropped up again. The right-hander will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday, at which point more should be known about his long-term status. The A's could also be without A.J. Griffin (elbow) for a while, so it's been a rough Friday for their rotation.
Mar 14 - 3:24 PM

Jarrod Parker struggled in Monday's start, allowing four runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Dodgers.

Andre Ethier did the most damage, crushing a three-run home run to right field in the first inning. Overall, Parker allowed four hits and walked one while striking out five. His Cactus League ERA now sits at an ugly 10.61. Fortunately, he still has plenty of time to get into regular season shape.
Mar 10 - 5:51 PM

Jarrod Parker issued one run over 3 1/3 innings of work against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Parker allowed two hits and two walks, an improvement over his previous start on Friday. He has been dependable for the A's over the last two seasons and is on track to start on Opening Day.
Mar 5 - 5:26 PM

Jarrod Parker was annihilated in his Cactus League debut against the Giants on Friday, surrendering six runs on five hits in only 1 1/3 innings of work.

Parker also walked one, hit a batter and fanned two in the forgettable performance. Slated to be the Opening Day starter for the A's this season, the 25-year-old hurler still has plenty of time to work out the kinks before the regular season begins.
Feb 28 - 8:27 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Jarrod Parker will pitch on Friday, and remains on track to get the nod on Opening Day.

The 25-year-old hurler struggled down the stretch in 2013, and has worked hard over the offseason to improve his conditioning to avoid a repeat. While he may be the listed as the A's top starter, his low strikeout rate keeps him as a third or fourth starter option in most mixed leagues.
Feb 23 - 9:36 PM

Jarrod Parker said Saturday that he added five pounds over the winter and worked to improve his overall conditioning to avoid fatigue late in the season.

The 25-year-old right-hander certainly faded down the stretch in 2013, posting a 6.41 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 16/6 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings spanning five starts in September and October.
Feb 8 - 1:17 PM

Jarrod Parker was diagnosed with a forearm strain.

Parker suffered the injury in his ALDS Game 3 start against the Tigers. He will not need surgery and should be recovered from the strain by the middle of winter.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 03:01:00 PM

Jarrod Parker will undergo an MRI on his right elbow.

Parker has been feeling some tightness, so the A's want to make sure nothing is seriously wrong. The right-hander noted that the tightness he's experiencing is not the same as what he felt prior to Tommy John surgery. We'll know for sure shortly whether it's something to worry about going into the offseason.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 02:40:00 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that it looks like Jarrod Parker is battling some fatigue or dead arm symptoms.

Parker gave up three runs over five innings in Monday's Game 3 victory over the Tigers, but Melvin could tell he didn't look right. Assuming the A's win the series, Melvin will see how Parker responds over the next few days before making a decision about his availability moving forward.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 02:33:00 PM

Jarrod Parker yielded three runs over five innings in a win over the Tigers in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday.

Parker only managed one strikeout, but he held the Tigers to five hits and one walk. This was the first postseason victory of his career. The A's will go for the series victory Tuesday when they send Dan Straily to the hill against Doug Fister.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 06:08:00 PM

Jarrod Parker was hit hard in Saturday's loss to the Mariners, surrendering seven runs on seven hits in only 4 1/3 innings.

Parker did manage to rack up four strikeouts while walking one. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Justin Smoak launching a two-run shot in the first inning, and Brad Miller connecting on a pair of homers including a grand slam. The 24-year-old wraps up his regular season with a 12-8 record, 3.97 ERA and 134/63 K/BB ratio over 197 innings. He'll try to put this one behind him and hope for better results in the postseason.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 09:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Daric Barton
2B1Eric Sogard
2Alberto Callaspo
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Jake Elmore
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3A.J. Griffin
4Dan Straily
5Jesse Chavez
6Tommy Milone
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Sean Doolittle
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Drew Pomeranz
8Fernando Abad
9Fernando Rodriguez