CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Athletics won their arbitration hearing against right-hander Jarrod Parker.
Parker, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, will make $850,000 in 2015. He requested a $1.7 million salary and was offered $850,000 by the Athletics when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. The three-person arbitration panel selects one salary or the other. They ultimately sided with Oakland in this case.
Parker, 26, missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing the second Tommy John surgery of his career. He’s a little over 10 months removed from surgery right now and likely won’t be ready to contribute at the major league level until around midseason.