Jarrod Parker SP OAK 2 Days

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 18 Days

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 20 Days

Parker has lost his arbitration case with the Athletics and will receive a one-year, $850,000 deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

The combination of Parker's 2014 season lost to Tommy John surgery and mediocre 2013 season likely cost him his case, in which he filed for a $1.7 million salary. This was Parker's first go-around in arbitration, and will definitely earn more next year after he's able to pitch this season.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 2 Months

Parker (elbow) is not expected to be ready for Opening Day, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports.

The A's have not ruled Parker out entirely for the start of the season, but it appears he will not be ready when the real games kick off. It's not exactly clear where Parker stands in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but he should join Oakland's rotation at some point this season after missing the entire 2014 campaign.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 7 Months

Parker (elbow) played catch for the first time since his surgery Monday, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 8 Months

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 11 Months

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 11 Months

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 12 Months

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 12 Months

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.