Parker suffers another elbow injury in spring training

FILE - In this March 5, 2014, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Jarrod Parker throws before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. All over spring training, there's been an outbreak of wrecked elbows and pained pitchers. The AL West champion Athletics once again lost Parker to an operation. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

MESA, Arizona (AP) – Trying to come back from a series of elbow injuries, Oakland pitcher Jarrod Parker hurt his elbow yet again on the 12th pitch of a simulated game Thursday.
The A’s said Parker, who came off the field in pain, suffered a lateral elbow impingement Thursday and will undergo an MRI exam.
Parker had Tommy John surgery in March 2014 and was slowed by a broken elbow last year. The right-hander, who twice had the ulnar collateral ligament reconstructed in his pitching arm, was nearing his return from that second Tommy John surgery last season when he was injured while on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville. He had another surgery for an elbow fracture May 19.
On Thursday, Parker was throwing to hitters for the first time since coming back from his latest setback.

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