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11 Jarrod Parker SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/195 | Birthdate: 11/24/1988 | Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 3 | Salary: $495,000 | Owned/Started%: 4/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker tosses 20 pitches in simulated game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(8:51 pm ET) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker was able to throw 20 pitches in a simulated game Saturday, touching 92 mph on his fastball, reports Bay Area News Group.

Manager Bob Melvin "pumped" about the good news on Parker, who is expected to start the season with an extended spring training. Parker is still recovering his elbow from Tommy John surgery.


Athletics' Nate Freiman will start season at extended spring training


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:36 am ET) Athletics first baseman Nate Freiman (back) is expected to join Josh Reddick, Jarrod Parker (elbow), A.J. Griffin (elbow), Sean Nolin (hernia) and Taylor Thompson (shoulder) at extended spring training to start the season, according to the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday. 

Freiman told reporters his back is feeling better lately after some aggressive treatment on his back. He has yet to be cleared for baseball activities.


Athletics' Jarrod Parker ready for simulated game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker, who threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Monday, is expected to take another step forward in his recovery. He will take part in a simulated game with no cage and actual fielders behind him, according to MLB.com.

Parker is working his way back from his second Tommy John surgery. He told the Bay Area News Group that he's not a fan of comparing the first rehab to his latest rehab.

"What's important is that I've put in the work and feel good," Parker said.


Athletics Jarrod Parker has 'excellent' bullpen session


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker threw two 20-pitch innings in a simulated game on Monday, and manager Bob Melvin said the reports were "excellent". 

Parker is returning from Tommy John surgery. Melvin said he really let go with his fastball during the session, per MLB.com's Jane Lee.


Athletics' Jarrod Parker to pitch two simulated innings on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker will throw to live hitters again on Monday, according to MLB.com's Jane Lee

Parker is returning from Tommy John surgery and has faced live hitters twice this spring. 

Monday will be his longest outing. He's scheduled to pitch two simulated innings of 20 pitches each. 


Athletics' Jarrod Parker throws 30 pitches, 'feels good'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker threw 30 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday, facing hitters for the second time since undergoing his second Tommy John surgery, MLB.com reports.

"It feels good," Parker said. "There are a few things I'm working on, but today it's just get out there and pitch a little bit, feel good and move on. I'm not putting too much into it, but it's exciting at the same time just to play the game out here and be a part of everything."

Parker will likely throw one more simulated game before the team determines his next step.

"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, trust the people that that's their thing, that's their expertise," he said. "Trust that and just put in the work and do it the right way. Right now it's take what you take out of it and move on."

Parker missed the entire 2014 season after going 12-8 with a 3.97 ERA and 134:63 K:BB ratio in 197 1/3 innings in 2013.


Athletics P Jarrod Parker faced live hitters, was 'very good'


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) For the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker faced a throwing session featuring live batters on Sunday, according to MLB.com

A's manager Bob Melvin said the session was "very good" for Parker. 

"Everything is going really smoothly with him, which is great to see," said Melvin. "He's a hard-working kid, and he's put himself in a good position to where he hasn't had any setbacks."

Parker is scheduled to face minor league hitters on Wednesday and will throw 30 pitches in two innings. 


Athletics' Jarrod Parker to face hitters on Friday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker continues his road back from Tommy John surgery on his elbow. 

Parker had another successful bullpen throwing session on Tuesday and is ready to take the next step in his recovery. 

Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group reported that Parker will face live hitters on Friday, for the first time this spring. 


Athletics' Parker uses nealry all of his pitches in bullpen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker completed a 43-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday using nearly all of his pitches, according to MLB.com.

It was the first time since Tommy John surgery that the right-hander has used practically his entire repertoire in a bullpen. He told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area that his curveball was mostly used for hand manipulation, so that he could put less stress on his elbow. He'll start including his slider at some point later.

Parker's next step will likely be live batting practice. He is targeting a return in the middle of the season.


Athletics' Jarrod Parker looking at June return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2015) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker is looking at a possible June return, according to MLB.com.

Parker underwent Tommy John surgery during spring training last season, and is working his way back. Manager Bob Melvin said the team will be careful with Parker, as this is his second time dealing with the surgery. 

Parker posted a 3.97 ERA over 197 innings in 2013. 


Athletics P Jarrod Parker loses arbitration case, will receive $850K


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker lost his arbitration case and will receive an $850,000 salary for 2015, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Saturday. Parker was seeking $1.7 million.

Parker underwent a second career Tommy John surgery in late March, and isn't expected to make his potential return until the second half of next season. He pitched 197 innings in 2014, going 12-8 with a 3.97 ERA and 134 strikeouts.


Jarrod Parker, Athletics exchanging arbitration numbers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Pitcher Jarrod Parker and the Athletics have begun exchanging arbitration numbers, with Parker asking for $1.7 million and Oakland offering $850k, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

Parker pitched 197 innings in 2014, going 12-8 with a 3.97 ERA and 134 strikeouts.


Jarrod Parker plays catch for first time since Tommy John


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker played catch from 45 feet on Monday, the first time he's thrown since undergoing Tommy John surgery in late March, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Parker will continue to rehab in hopes of returning during the second half of next season.

Jarrod Parker hopes to begin throwing within three weeks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker hopes to be cleared to resume throwing in two-to-three weeks, Comcast SportsNet California reports.

Parker underwent a second career Tommy John surgery in late March. He isn't expected to make his potential return until the second half of next season.


Jarrod Parker undergoes successful surgery Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker underwent successful Tommy John surgery Monday, MLB.com reports.

It was the second such surgery for Parker, who will need at least 16 months of rehab before potentially returning near the end of the 2015 season.


Athletics make two roster moves Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) The Athletics claimed outfielder Kent Matthes off waivers from the Rockies Thursday. To make room on the 40-man roster, starting pitcher Jarrod Parker (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.

Jarrod Parker surgery moved up to Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Athletics injured ace Jarrod Parker has had his Tommy John surgery moved up from Tuesday to Monday with Dr. James Andrews, according to the Bay Area News Group. He is out for the year.

Jarrod Parker to miss 2014 season due to elbow surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) The Athletics delivered disappointing news Monday as they announced starting pitcher Jarrod Parker will undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. He will have the surgery next Tuesday and miss the 2014 season, as pitchers usually need at least a year to recover from the surgery.

A's don't believe Jarrod Parker has structural damage


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) The Athletics don't believe starting pitcher Jarrod Parker has any structural issues with his arm, but they are waiting for Dr. James Andrews to confirm it, a source told MLBDailyDish.com.

A's waiting to name opening day starter


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said he will wait to hear the results of starting pitcher Jarrod Parker's visit with Dr. James Andrews before he announces his opening day starter, per MLB.com. Parker is sidelined by forearm soreness.

Jarrod Parker: Mum was the word on forearm soreness


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Athletics ace Jarrod Parker said he tried to work his way through forearm soreness before the team shut him down Friday.

"I've never been good at saying something hurts," he told CSNCalifornia.com.

Parker is set for a medical evaluation Monday and probably a trip to the disabled list to start the regular season.


Jarrod Parker likely headed to DL with forearm problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Forearm tightness caused Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker to be scratched from his Saturday start, per CSNCalifornia.com. He will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday and is expected to begin the regular season on the disabled list.

Parker struggled mightily to end the 2013 season and to begin this spring.


Jarrod Parker scratched for reasons still unknown


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker was scratched from his Friday start, then declined to reveal why. He would not discuss any possible physical issue. Pitching coach Curt Young shed no light on the issue. He told reporters to ask Bob Melvin.

Parker has been lit up throughout spring training. He has given up 11 earned runs in 9 1/3 innings. There has been no hint of an injury.


Jarrod Parker surrenders four runs Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker gave up four earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five in 4 2/3 innings in Monday's 8-8 tie with the Dodgers.

Parker served up two home runs in the tie after giving up one in his previous outing. He owns a 10.61 ERA after allowing 11 earned runs in 9 1/3 innings over three appearances.


Jarrod Parker surrenders one run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings while striking out one in his team's 7-2 loss to the Brewers.

It was a step in the right direction for Parker after he gave up six earned runs in his first spring outing. He also struggled in camp last season, surrendering 18 runs (16 earned) in 19 1/3 innings over five starts. He would go on after that mediocre spring to go 12-8 with a 3.97 ERA and 134:63 K:BB ratio in 197 innings with the A's.