A's pitcher Parker suffers major setback

- Sad news for A’s pitcher Jarrod Parker after an MRI revealed that he re-fractured a bone in his pitching elbow for the second time in 10 months.

Parker was attempting to comeback from surgery last May to repair the medial epicondyle in his right elbow.  He was pitching during a simulated game at A’s training camp on Thursday when he appeared to shout out in pain.  He was then helped from the field.

This is the latest in a long series of setbacks for the 27 year old right-hander.  He underwent his first Tommy John surgery in 2009, and then a second in 2014.  He was rehabbing from that second Tommy John surgery when he suffered the first fracture of his elbow.

The A’s and Parker say they will determine the next step at a future date.

Parker is a former first-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks and was once considered one of the A’s top prospects.  In 2013 he set an A’s record by going 19 straight starts without a loss.  Parker has not pitched in the majors since that season.

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