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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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Jarrod Parker underwent surgery Friday to reconstruct the flexor tendon and ulnar collateral ligament complex in his right elbow.
In other words, it sounds like he basically had his entire elbow repaired. While it's unclear whether this technically qualifies as a third Tommy John surgery for Parker, it's going to be a lengthy rehab. The right-hander is a long shot to ever pitch in another major league game. Apr 1 - 2:04 PM

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Jarrod Parker (elbow) said Monday that he has "no doubt" that he'll try to pitch again.

Parker re-fractured his medial epicondyle, but it now appears that he may need a third Tommy John surgery. He's 27 years old and this operation may require an innovative surgery for him to even have a tiny chance to return to the mound. That doesn't sound promising. The right-hander may have thrown the last pitch of his major-league career.
Mar 21 - 8:57 PM

Jarrod Parker will undergo surgery on his right elbow on April 1.

Parker re-fracture the medial epicondyle in his elbow last week. The A's are saying they won't know the extent of the surgery until after the operation is finished, so it sounds like he may need additional things repaired. The righty's career is in jeopardy.
Mar 18 - 12:22 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) will visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Parker, who re-fractured the medial epicondyle in his right elbow last week, is scheduled for a CT scan and X-rays. The 27-year-old has had rotten luck on the health front in recent years and could be facing the end of his career.
Mar 14 - 8:00 PM

Athletics placed RHP Jarrod Parker on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured medial epicondyle in his right elbow.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of waiver claim Andrew Triggs. Parker, who has had probably the most rotten injury luck in recent memory in baseball, is out for the season and his career is in jeopardy after he re-fractured his elbow.
Mar 13 - 3:48 PM

An MRI revealed that Jarrod Parker re-fractured the medial epicondyle in his right elbow.

Just horrible news. Parker has now undergone a pair of Tommy John surgeries and also fractured his right elbow twice. The A's are saying they will talk to Parker about what he wants to do about his baseball future, but MLB Network's Jon Heyman is hearing the right-hander wants to continue playing.
Mar 11 - 4:14 PM

Jarrod Parker's latest injury is being called a lateral right elbow impingement.

But he'll have to undergo a range of tests before the A's can offer a full diagnosis. Parker ended his first live batting practice session of the spring in immense pain on Thursday after throwing only a handful of pitches. He obviously won't be ready for the start of the 2016 season, though that was never an expectation in the first place. Parker hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2013.
Mar 10 - 3:38 PM

According to Matt Kawahara of the Sacramento Bee, right-hander Jarrod Parker (elbow) "came off the mound yelling in pain" after trying to throw to live hitters Thursday.

Awful stuff. Parker was tossing his first live batting practice session of the spring and, from the sounds of it, just re-injured his right elbow in a bad way. He has already undergone two Tommy John surgeries in his career, and he fractured the same elbow last May. There should be an update from the A's medical staff shortly.
Mar 10 - 2:00 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) said Sunday that he thinks he will be ready for game action before the end of spring training.

Parker is being brought along slowly as he works his way back from surgery to repair a fracture in his right elbow. He threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Sunday and is slated to face hitters this week, but Parker's comments suggest he's likely to begin the season on the disabled list. The A's are expected to use him in relief this season in hopes that it will give him a better chance to stay healthy.
Mar 6 - 1:04 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Sunday.

Parker will throw two sets of 20 pitches, simulating the break between innings and restarting. He still isn't scheduled for a Cactus League start yet, but is making nice progress in his recovery from a second Tommy John surgery. Barring any setbacks, he could be ready in time for Opening Day.
Mar 5 - 11:33 AM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Thursday morning in A's camp.

It was mostly fastballs, but he did work in his changeup for the first time. Parker is slowly working his way back from a second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and might not get into a Cactus League game until near the end of March. He remains a big question mark for Oakland heading into the 2016 season.
Mar 3 - 1:08 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said he'll see how Jarrod Parker (elbow) progresses before deciding when he'll appear in games this spring.

So far there haven't been any hiccups but the A's will continue to take things slow with Parker as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. Parker reportedly threw all fastballs during Monday's bullpen session. The plan is for Parker to throw another bullpen session on Thursday.
Feb 22 - 3:05 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) indicated Saturday that he feels good and has been throwing off of a mound without issue.

He's slated to throw a bullpen session on Monday as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery. At this point, as long as he avoids any setbacks, there's a chance that he could be ready in time for Opening Day. Parker will be stretched out this spring, but the A's might ultimately put him in the bullpen in hopes that it will give him a better chance of staying healthy.
Feb 20 - 12:51 PM

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

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

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