Found July 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker exited his weekend start after experiencing tightness in his hamstring. Manager Bob Melvin didn't seem overly concerned about the condition, but he did tell Jeff Kirshman of MLB.com that tomorrow's bullpen session with determine Parker's availability for his next start. "That's to be expected," Melvin said. "Whether it's a cramp or a strain or whatever you want to call it, when you have that and you're doing a physical activity in the fashion he did, it's probably typical that there is some soreness today." After his early exit, Parker experienced lingering soreness in his hamstring while playing catch. Melvin said this doesn't indicate a serious injury, but the team is holding out naming him as available until they see how the hamstring responds during tomorrow's bullpen session. Oakland is hoping the ailment won't derail Parker's recent success. After getting off to a rough start to the season, Parker has gone 4-0 with a 2.34 ERA and 1.76 opponent's batting average over his past six appearances. On the season he's maintained an ERA and WHIP of 4.11 and 1.242 over 17 starts. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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