60DJarrod Parker
SP OAK
6 months ago

Parker (elbow) successfully underwent surgery Wednesday to reconstruct his flexor tendon and UCL complex, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Parker fractured his elbow earlier in the month, but the problem has reportedly been fixed. Now, as Parker has experienced multiple times before, the right-hander will have to go through a lengthy rehab process in order to be ready to pitch again. He'll return to Arizona on Saturday, after which we could see a better timetable for his return.

60DJarrod Parker
SP OAK
6 months ago

Parker (elbow) will go through a full rehab process in hopes of pitching again, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

No one could have faulted Parker had he decided to hang up the cleats after years of arm injuries and another lengthy rehab process on tap, but he will attempt to make another comeback. He will undergo elbow surgery Apr. 1, after which the A's figure to release a timetable for his recovery.

60DJarrod Parker
SP OAK
6 months ago

Parker (elbow) will undergo surgery on April 1, Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Athletics have not released any information regarding the surgery yet, but it's looking more and more likely that Parker could miss most, or all, of the 2016 campaign after sustaining a fracture to his throwing elbow last week.

60DJarrod Parker
SP OAK
7 months ago

Parker (elbow) will see Dr. Neil El Attrache about his elbow Tuesday in L.A. for a C.T. scan and checkup, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

His visit to the doctor should shed some more light on the severity of the fracture and likelihood of his return this season. However, given the fact that the injury is in the same elbow that forced him to miss the majority of the 2015 season, it seems likely that he will miss most, if not all, of the 2016 season.

60DJarrod Parker
SP OAK
7 months ago

The Athletics placed Parker (elbow) on the 60-day DL on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Parker sustained another fracture of the medial epicondyle in his right elbow this past week during a throwing session, which may have ended his season before it even started. The move to the 60-day disabled list opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for fellow reliever Andrew Triggs, who was claimed off waivers.

60DJarrod Parker
SP OAK
7 months ago

An MRI showed that Parker has re-fractured the medial epicondyle in his right elbow, reports John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.

EDGE Analysis

Really sad news for Parker in his attempted comeback. He is likely lost for the season and the question of whether he is every able to pitch again in the majors has to be asked now after two Tommy John surgeries and two right elbow fractures.

60DJarrod Parker
SP OAK
7 months ago

Parker (elbow) has a lateral elbow impingement that caused him to cut his throwing session short Thursday, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com.

EDGE Analysis

This setback is obviously really bad news for Parker and the A's, but the good news from the medical staff is that the impingement is on the opposite side of the elbow from his prior surgeries. Parker will get an MRI Thursday, but the A's medical staff expressed confidence that he would pitch again. There will be more information on a possible timeline after his MRI.

60DJarrod Parker
SP OAK
7 months ago

Parker's throwing session Thursday was halted after he felt pain in his arm, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's too early to gauge the extent of Parker's setback, but his arm is apparently still not back to 100 percent. Expect the A's to release an update on Parker's status in the near future.

60DJarrod Parker
SP OAK
7 months ago

Parker is being targeted for a relief role this season, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

EDGE Analysis

Slusser cites "several club sources" and indicates the decision was due to the risk of another elbow injury. The article notes that Parker has no immediate plans to throw his slider or curveball, making him strictly a fastball and changeup pitcher. The move makes a lot of sense for Parker and the A's after two past Tommy John surgeries followed by a fractured elbow he suffered during a minor league game in 2015. The A's will bring Parker along very slowly this season, even as a reliever, and he is unlikely to provide any fantasy value, at least in the short-term.

60DJarrod Parker
SP OAK
7 months ago

Parker (elbow) will face live hitters next week and could pitch in a spring training game before the regular season, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

EDGE Analysis

Parker has thrown 35 and 40 pitches in bullpen sessions this week while mixing in changeups, per Stiglich and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Given that Parker hasn't pitched since 2013, the A's are likely to give him all the time he needs to get stretched out as a starter and feel 100 percent.