Report: Parker Could Begin Throwing Program Soon

Jarrod Parker head shot

OAKLAND, Calif. (WANE) – Norwell high school graduate Jarrod Parker could be taking a big step in recovering from Tommy John surgery in the near future.
According to a report by Rotoworld, Parker could begin a throwing program in the next 2-3 weeks.
The 25-year old had reconstructive elbow surgery on his pitching elbow back in March. It is the second Tommy John surgery for Parker, who had the procedure as a minor leaguer in October of 2009, causing him to miss the entire 2010 season.
In two full seasons with the Athletics Parker is 25-16 with a 3.73 ERA. He was scheduled to pitch on opening day for Oakland this season before injuring his elbow in spring training. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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