Parker To Miss 2014 Season With 2nd Tommy John Surgery

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

Credit: Oakland Athletics

Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker

March 17, 2014 Updated Mar 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (21Alive) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker will miss the entire 2014 season with an elbow injury.

Parker, 25, a former Norwell High School standout, will undergo Tommy John surgery on right elbow Tues., Mar. 25. Rehabilitation is expected to last 12 to 18 months

This will be the second Tommy John surgery for Parker, who had the surgery in October of 2009 with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

A's officials say Parker had trouble getting loose on Friday. A diagnosis from Dr. James Andrews, who performed the 2009 surgery, decided the surgery was needed again.

The Athletics had planned on playing Parker as the Opening Day starter. Sonny Gray has been tapped the likely Opening Day starter.

Parker is 25-16 with a 3.73 ERA in two seasons with the A's.




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