Found July 03, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker was able to log a bullpen session yesterday, but he experienced soreness while doing so. It wasn't major discomfort, and the A's believe there is still a chance that he is able to make his next start on Thursday. However, manager Bob Melvin told Jane Lee of MLB.com that a decision on Parker's status for tomorrow's appearance is yet to be determined. "He was able to throw his bullpen without any complications," manager Bob Melvin said, "though there were times when he felt it just a little bit. Going after it in a bullpen with the intensity he did, we'll wait until tomorrow to see how he feels before we make a decision on whether or not he starts on Thursday. After he would let the ball go and take a step or so, there were times he said it felt a little bit tight, but it wasn't precluding him from throwing the ball in the fashion, mechanically, that he normally does. So we'll just kind of wait and see." Parker will play catch today, but the team will likely be more focused on how he handles running, considering he was forced to exit his previous start due to a hamstring injury. If he's not able to start tomorrow, the A's are expected to go with Dan Straily or Sonny Gray. Parker could then take the mound on Saturday on a few extra days rest. Whatever the case, the A's should know Parker's status today. While he got off to a rough start to the season, Parker has been solid of late. Over 17 starts, the 24-year-old has posted an ERA and WHIP of 4.11 and 1.242. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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