A's Pitcher Jarrod Parker Out for 2014 Season
(NEW YORK) -- The 2014 season is over for Jarrod Parker before it even began.
The right-handed starting pitcher for the Oakland Athletics will undergo the second Tommy John surgery of his career and miss all of 2014, the team announced Monday.
Parker was preparing to be the starter for the A's season opener on March 31 against the Cleveland Indians. He was examined by Dr. James Andrews after experiencing forearm tightness and soreness in a spring training start last week.
Andrews performed the surgery on Parker in 2009, and Parker missed the 2010 season. He'll operate on Parker for the second time on March 25.
Parker was 12-8 with a 3.97 ERA in 32 starts for the Athletics in 2013.
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