On the road back from Tommy John elbow surgery, A’s right-hander Jarrod Parker is targeting a June 1 return to the rotation.
Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports that Parker has advanced to throwing all of his pitches in abbreviated simulated games, with a three-inning outing scheduled for Monday in extended spring training.
Injured outfielder Josh Reddick, who faced Parker in a simulated game, said afterward that “he looked great” and “had a lot of movement on everything.”
Parker had the surgery in March, but because it was his second Tommy John surgery the A’s figure to be especially cautious with the 26-year-old’s return timetable. He started 61 total games for the A’s in 2012 and 2013, going 25-16 with a 3.73 ERA.