OAKLAND – Ben Zobrist’s arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his left knee went well, according to the A’s, though a timetable for the second baseman’s return remains unknown.
More insight may come Wednesday, but what’s known is Zobrist underwent a medial meniscal debridement of his knee to clean out frayed cartilage.
The initial time frame for recovery Zobrist and manager Bob Melvin gave was four to six weeks. But the team was expected to get more clarity following the surgery.
The procedure was performed in San Francisco by team orthopedist Dr. Jon Dickinson.
“Dr. Dickinson said it went as well as we could have hoped, so that’s all I needed to hear,” Melvin said.
Right-hander Jarrod Parker, in his second rehab start for Single-A Stockton, went five innings and gave up four hits and three runs (two earned) against Bakersfield. He struck out seven and didn’t issue a walk.