Jarrod Parker SP OAK 4 days ago

Parker will throw another simulated game Thursday, and is closing in on pitching in minor league games, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Parker remains months away from returning to the rotation, but he's progressing nicely at this point. If all goes as planned, it's possible he could return before the midway point of the campaign.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 1 week ago

Parker (elbow) will throw 40 pitches to hitters Monday, the Bay Area News Group's John Hickey reports.

The plan is for Parker to throw 20 pitches, then take a break, and then throw 20 more. This represents a step forward as he threw two sets of 15 pitches his last time out. Parker continues to be on track to return to the A's rotation sometime this summer.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 2 weeks ago

Parker (elbow) is well ahead of schedule in his rehab from Tommy John Surgery, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Parker, who has now undergone the procedure twice, said he's feeling very well, and manager Bob Melvin said what he's seen thus far is all "good stuff." Parker threw a simulated game Wednesday, tossing two sets of 15 pitches to hitters with a break in between. The A's have not provided a firm return timetable for Parker, but he's expected to return sometime around June. "It's hard. There's every bone in my body that feels like I could be ready sooner, or soon, but I think the smart side of me says be cautious," Parker said.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 3 weeks ago

Parker (elbow) will throw two 15-pitch innings in minor league games Wednesday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Parker is still in the process of rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but still likely remains a ways off from returning in a full capacity. The fact that he didn't suffer any setbacks during bullpen and live hitting sessions is a good sign, however, and he continues to make progress towards a return at some point this season.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 3 weeks ago

Parker's bullpen session went well Tuesday and he will face live hitters Friday, the Bay Area News Group's Carl Steward reports.

He continues to make slight progress in his return from Tommy John surgery, and remains on track to return sometime in June. Owners will want to check back on his status following Friday's live BP session.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 3 weeks ago

Parker (elbow) will throw a full bullpen session Tuesday, Carl Steward of Bay Area News Group reports.

The A's will wait to see how the session goes before making any decisions, but Parker remains on track to potentially face live hitters as soon as Friday. Barring a setback, the team expects to have him back sometime in June.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 4 weeks ago

Parker could face live hitters Friday as he works his was back from Tommy John surgery, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

All reports have been positive during Parker's return from elbow surgery, and this will be the next step towards Parker's return. He's still slated to actually be available in June. That fact, along with his previous injury history, restrict the minimal fantasy value he may have had for 2015.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 1 month ago

Parker (elbow) is scheduled to throw all his pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday for the first time since surgery, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com.

Parker is adding his slider today to complete his full complement of pitches. Parker is progressing well in his recovery from his second Tommy John surgery. He is still scheduled to join the team in June.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 1 month ago

Parker (elbow) threw 40 pitches in a side session on Tuesday, including throwing his curve ball for the first time since Tommy John surgery, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery, Parker is now up to 95% effort on his fastball and all accounts have been that he looks very good so far. Parker is expected to return to the A's in June, although it is still undecided whether that will be in the rotation or if the A's may ease him back with a stint in the bullpen.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 2 months ago

Parker (elbow) is projected to return to the A's in June, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com.

Parker's 2014 Tommy John Surgery was the second of his career and manager Bob Melvin noted on Sunday that the team would be particularly careful with Parker because of that. It is unclear what role Parker will have once he does return, but with the A's likely to take a large amount of caution with him, it is difficult to see him providing much fantasy value in 2015.