Parker (elbow) agreed to a one-year contract with the A's on Saturday, avoiding arbitration. Elbow issues continued to haunt Parker in 2015, but he was able to avoid a third Tommy John surgery, instead undergoing a procedure to stabilize a fracture in his arm. Early reports on Parker's progress were encouraging, but it's uncertain where exactly he stands in his recovery.
Shelved Athletics starter Jarrod Parker, out for the year after sustaining a fractured elbow, has visited noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who is pleased with his progress, per the San Francisco Chronicle. Parker will shed his sling in a week and begin strengthening exercises.
As Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker continues to recover from elbow surgery, he said Wednesday that it's less likely that he will be able to pitch this season, reports the Bay Area News Group. "I assume I'm not pitching this year," he said. "I don't think it would be in my best interest." Parker has been sidelined the entire season after he needed surgery to repair a medial epicondyle fracture in his elbow.
After undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair a medial epicondyle fracture, Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker has no timetable for his return, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. He is expected to be in a cast for 4-6 weeks. During the surgery, Parker had his tendon and ligament reattached to his elbow. He suffered the injury during a rehab assignment in the minor leagues.
Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair the medial epicondyle fracture, the team announced. Parker suffered the injury on his rehab assignment to get back from Tommy John surgery. When Parker released his pitch, he immediately went down, grabbing his arm. He is not expected to need a third Tommy John surgery. He has not thrown in the majors since 2013, when he posted a 12-8 record and a 3.97 ERA in 197 innings.
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