Well it’s been a day since the Detroit Tigers eliminated the American Least West Champions and now manager Bob Melvin told reporters that Jarrod Parker will undergo an MRI.
Parker needed Tommy John Surgery back in 2009, but I’m guessing the injury isn’t as bad as it was when he needed the procedure. Nothing right now is confirmed, but if he does in fact need it a second time, you would have to guess the time table of his return could be even longer than before.
You would have to think that the Athletics would have been without both Sonny Gray (broken thumb) and Jarrod Parker if they would have advanced to the American League Championship series against the Boston Red Sox.
The 24 year old pitcher has only been in the league for two seasons, one with the Diamondbacks and the last two with the Oakland Athletics. He started 32 games this season and finished the year 12-8 with 134 strike outs through nearly 200 innings pitched.
He posted a 3.97 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP during the regular season and won his only start in the post season. Parker only allowed five hits with three runs, all of them earned.
Jarrod Parker getting an MRI on elbow. Was feeling tightness, but not to the extent when he had Tommy John, Melvin says.
— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) October 11, 2013