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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) 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

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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

Athletics RHP Jarrod Parker has been awarded $850,000 through arbitration.

The arbitrator awarded in favor of the A's rather than the $1.7 million figure that Parker requested. The 26-year-old hurler is still in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to return until around midseason.
Feb 7 - 11:27 AM

Jarrod Parker requested $1.7 million and was offered $850,000 from the Athletics when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com projects Parker to earn $900,000 which is very close to the figure that the A's are offering. He missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to return until midway through the 2015 campaign.
Jan 17 - 12:47 AM

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

Parker, of course, missed the season due to a second Tommy John surgery. He seems likely to get a late start to the 2015 campaign.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) played catch on Monday.

It's the first time he's thrown since Tommy John surgery in March. Parker was given clearance to throw by Dr. James Andrews, who examined the righty over the All-Star break.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 07:11:00 PM

Jarrod Parker (elbow) is hoping to be cleared to begin a throwing program in 2-3 weeks.

Parker, of course, is recovering from Tommy John surgery that he had in late March. It was the second such operation of his career, so it's possible he'll need a little more time than your average Tommy John rehabber.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 06:53:00 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 04:34:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 12:38:00 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.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 03:32:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3Andy Parrino
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Jason Pridie
CF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
3Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Barry Zito
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Jesse Chavez
7Evan Scribner
8R.J. Alvarez
9Taylor Thompson
10Pat Venditte
11Kevin Whelan