Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker to have Tommy John surgery

Monday March 17th, 2014
Jarrod Parker had 6.1 strikeouts per 9 innings in 2013. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Jarrod Parker had 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings in 2013. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker will have Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career, according to Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times.

Parker visited Dr. James Andrews on Monday after forearm issues that plagued him in the fall returned during spring training, with the doctor deciding the 25-year old would again need the season ending surgery. Parker first had the operation back in 2009, according to's Mike Axisa.

The right-hander threw 198.0 innings for the A's last season while posting a 3.97 ERA. In 2012, he came in fifth in AL Rookie of the Year voting.

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