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Jarrod Parker’s career at stake as he reportedly faces third Tommy John surgery

Athletics pitcherJarrod Parker’s career is in jeopardy as the right-hander is facing Tommy John surgery for the third time since 2009.According to the San Francisco Chronicle,Parker islikely to undergo the procedure on April 1 in Los Angeles.Dr. Neal ElAttrache will attemptto replace theulnar collateral ligamentif there is enough bone remaining in his right elbow to anchor it.MORE: One of these players could be baseball’s next breakout starThe A’s haven’t announced the extent of the surgery and won’t until afterthe operation is Jean Segura Jersey finished, suggesting additionalrepairs may be needed.Parker, who has nowfractured his right elbow twice in addition to the Tommy John surgeries,hasn’t pitched since the 2013 season due to the injuries. The good news is Parker is just 27-years-old, Carlos Ruiz Jersey younger thanJonny Venters, who is theonly pitcher known to have returned to the big leagues after a third Tommy John surgery, theChronicle noted.Parker owns a 25-16 record with a 3.68 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 275:127 K:BB ratio over 384 big-league innings.

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