Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker is headed for a lengthy stint on the disabled list after it was revealed he would need surgery on his right elbow, according to the team.
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Surgery "Imminent" for Parker, Timetable for Return Uncertain
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Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area has more on Parker's injury:
A's right-hander Jarrod Parker has a fracture of the medial epicondyle in his right elbow, Oakland head trainer Nick Paparesta said Saturday night.
Paparesta said surgery is "imminent" for Parker to repair the fracture, and not until then will doctors know if Parker would require a third ligament replacement in his elbow, or "Tommy John" surgery.
Parker, who had Tommy John surgery before the 2014 season, was pitching for Triple-A Nashville on Friday when the injury occurred. The Athletics have moved him to the 60-day disabled list and acquired Edward Mujica in a trade with the Boston Red Sox to replace him on the roster, per Stiglich.
If indeed Parker requires Tommy John surgery, it would be the third such surgery of the 26-year-old's career. He last pitched for the Athletics in 2013, going 12-8 with a 3.97 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 32 starts (197 innings).