PHOENIX (AP) - Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will miss the season.
Parker had a 10.61 ERA in three spring training starts.
He becomes the latest pitcher who needs a ligament replaced, joining Arizona’s Patrick Corbin. Atlanta pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy also were being examined by Andrews on Monday and might need season-ending elbow surgery.
Parker’s surgery clears the way for Jesse Chavez and Tommy Milone to join Oakland’s starting rotation.
Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir was scratched from his scheduled start Monday against the Chicago Cubs due to left triceps stiffness. But that injury isn’t thought to be serious.