Jarrod Parker SP OAK 11 Months

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 11 Months

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 11 Months

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 11 Months

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 11 Months

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK 12 Months

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.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK Jul 25 '79

Jarrod Parker was diagnosed with a forearm strain.

Parker suffered the injury in his ALDS Game 3 start against the Tigers. He will not need surgery and should be recovered from the strain by the middle of winter.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK Jul 22 '79

Jarrod Parker will undergo an MRI on his right elbow.

Parker has been feeling some tightness, so the A's want to make sure nothing is seriously wrong. The right-hander noted that the tightness he's experiencing is not the same as what he felt prior to Tommy John surgery. We'll know for sure shortly whether it's something to worry about going into the offseason.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK Jul 19 '79

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that it looks like Jarrod Parker is battling some fatigue or dead arm symptoms.

Parker gave up three runs over five innings in Monday's Game 3 victory over the Tigers, but Melvin could tell he didn't look right. Assuming the A's win the series, Melvin will see how Parker responds over the next few days before making a decision about his availability moving forward.

Jarrod Parker SP OAK Jul 18 '79

Jarrod Parker yielded three runs over five innings in a win over the Tigers in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday.

Parker only managed one strikeout, but he held the Tigers to five hits and one walk. This was the first postseason victory of his career. The A's will go for the series victory Tuesday when they send Dan Straily to the hill against Doug Fister.