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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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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

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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

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.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 04:48:00 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.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 03:24:00 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.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 05:51:00 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.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 05:26:00 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.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 08:27:00 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.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 09:36:00 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.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 01:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3Andy Parrino
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
3Jason Pridie
CF1Coco Crisp
2Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
2Alex Hassan
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Chris Bassitt
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Ryan Cook
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Dan Otero
6Fernando Abad
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner
9R.J. Alvarez
10Brad Mills
11Kevin Whelan
12Eury de la Rosa
13Taylor Thompson
14Fernando Rodriguez