Parker was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, and Andrews will perform Tuesday’s surgery at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Parker fractured the medial epicondyle in his elbow while throwing a pitch during a May 8 rehab assignment start with Triple-A Nashville. He was nearing a return from his second Tommy John procedure, which he underwent in March 2014. Making a full recovery from two elbow reconstructions is tough enough. Only a few pitchers have ever come back from a third one.
From that standpoint, Monday’s news that Tommy John surgery isn’t anticipated was positive for Parker, though the A’s said through a press release they will have more information following his surgery.
In other news, closer Sean Doolittle will make his third rehab appearance Tuesday, this time for Double-A Midland.
Got the best of the bad news... Just a break that'll be fixed tomorrow! #11Believes— Jarrod Parker (@JarrodBParker) May 18, 2015