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Athletics Starting Pitcher Jarrod Parker Suffers Fractured Elbow, Needs Surgery

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Already rehabbing from Tommy John Surgery that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season, Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker has suffered a fractured bone in his elbow, and will need another surgery.

Parker was diagnosed with a fractured medial epicondyle in his pitching elbow, the same elbow that underwent the Tommy John Surgery. The severity of the injury isn't quite known yet at this time.

Having undergone the procedure last March, Parker suffered the injury while throwing a pitch during his rehab start on Friday. He was about two weeks away from rejoining the Athletics starting rotation had he stayed healthy.

“#11 can do this! Thanks for all the (strength) and support ... I’ll continue to need!” Parker tweeted on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Parker showed great promise during his two years in the starting rotation for the team. He's gone 25-16 with a 3.68 ERA in 62 starts during his career.

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A's Pitcher Jarrod Parker Out for 2014 Season

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(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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Verlander, Tigers Get Past A's In Game 1

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- It started off with a long ball for the A's. Then, Justin Verlander took over for the Tigers.

Verlander allowed just one run on a leadoff homer over seven innings and the Detroit Tigers took Game 1 in the ALDS from the Oakland A's, 3-1 on Saturday night.

Verlander struck out 11 in his seven innings while allowing only three hits. Tigers pitching struck out 14 A's in the game. 

"I was a little out of synch but was able to get some outs with guys on base and keep the score at one run," Verlander said. "The adrenaline got me a little bit early."

Coco Crisp had the only offense against Verlander and the Tigers, sending a homerun down the right field line to lead off the game. 

The Tigers then tied the game in the bottom of the first, when Miguel Cabrera grounded into a double play that scored a run from third. It would remain tied until the third, when a slow roller off the bat of Quintin Berry was bobbled by A's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker, and the error allowed Omar Infante to score and take a 2-1 lead.

Parker two earned runs over six and a third innings, but also allowed a solo home run from Alex Avila which gave the Tigers some insurance in the fifth. 

Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save.

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Oakland A's Sweep Cleveland Indians With A 12-7 Victory

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Coco Crisp, Cliff Pennington, Josh Reddick and Josh Donaldson each homered for the Athletics as Oakland defeated the Cleveland Indians on Thursday 12-7 to sweep their four-game series.

A’s starter Jarrod Parker (9-7) went five innings, allowing five earned runs on eight hits, while Indians starter Justin Masterson (10-12) lasted just four innings, giving up eight earned runs on eight hits.

The A’s are tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the top spot in the American League wild card standings.

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Athletics Trade Pitcher Trevor Cahill To Diamondbacks

Jason Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In an effort to show they're not a one-year wonder, the Arizona Diamondbacks are making the effort to improve their already promising team. The team acquired starting pitcher Trevor Cahill along with relief pitcher Craig Breslow from the Oakland Athletics for starter Jarrod Parker, reliever Ryan Cook, and outfielder Collin Cowgill.

Cahill will join a promising rotation led by Cy Young Award finalist Ian Kennedy, Josh Collmenter, and Daniel Hudson that helped lead the Diamondbacks to their first NL West division title since 2007.

"We feel very fortunate to add a young, talented starter like Trevor to our rotation and an extremely durable and successful reliever like Craig to our bullpen," Diamondbacks general Manager Kevin Towers said in a statement.

Last season for the Athletics, the 23-year old Cahill was 12-14 with a 4.16 ERA in 34 starts. He named to his first all-star team during the 2010 season.

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