Jarrod Parker Injury: Updates on Athletics Pitcher's Forearm and Return

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IMarch 14, 2014

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Updates from Monday, July 7

Joe Stiglich of Comcast Sportsnet California reported on Jarrod Parker's recovery:

Updates from Tuesday, March 25

Jarrod Parker updated fans on his status following his surgery via his Twitter account:

Updates from Wednesday, March 19

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle has the latest on Jarrod Parker's surgery:

Updates from Tuesday, March 18

Jarrod Parker spoke about his injury and spirits following the news (via John Hickey of InsideBayArea.com and Jane Lee of MLB.com):

Updates from Monday, March 17

Jane Lee of MLB.com has the latest on Jarrod Parker's injury:

Assistant general manager David Forst spoke about Parker's injury via Lee:

Original Text

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday after experiencing tightness in his forearm.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser was the first to report:

Comcast SportsNet California's Joe Stiglich also reports that Parker could possibly miss the start of the regular season this spring as a result:

Bob Melvin also noted that "certainly the start of the season is in jeopardy,” according to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Susan Slusser.

It remains to be seen how severe Parker's injury is and whether it will sideline him for an extended period of time. But for now, the A's will be hoping for the best possible news when the 25-year-old meets with doctors early next week.

Parker has gone 25-16 with a 3.73 ERA over the past two seasons with Oakland and has made three postseason starts for the A's as well.

Through 9.1 innings pitched in spring training, Parker holds a 10.61 ERA and a WHIP of 1.61 to go along with eight strikeouts.

Nonetheless, Parker's long-term prognosis will go a long way in determining whether the A's repeat as American League West champions in 2014.