Norwell grad Jarrod Parker refractures elbow

This is a 2016 photo of Jarrod Parker of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. This image reflects the Oakland Athletics active roster as of Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

MESA, Arizona (WANE) – Jarrod Parker is facing another potential career-ending injury as the Norwell grad has been diagnosed with a refractured bone in his elbow.

An MRI revealed on Friday that Parker refractured the medial epicondyle in his right elbow during a simulated game on Thursday at spring training with the Athletics.

Parker originally fractured his elbow last summer while pitching in a rehab stint in Triple-A Nashville.

The ninth-overall pick in the 2007 MLB draft out of Norwell High School, Parker has undergone two Tommy John surgeries.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, A’s general manager David Forst says Oakland was”legitimately optimistic” about the injury before the MRI results. Forst added it was too early to tell if Parker will pitch again.

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