Thursday night A’s right-hander Jarrod Parker saw his first game action since undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery last March, making a minor-league rehab start at Single-A.
Parker threw 3.2 innings, allowing allowing three runs on four hits while striking out one and walking zero. And then afterward he tweeted this:
Wow that was fun! @stocktonports (despite loss) Haven’t smiled that much in awhile 😁
— Jarrod Parker (@JarrodBParker) April 24, 2015
Parker has been aiming at an early June return to the A’s, lengthening the usual 12-month recovery timetable because this is the 26-year-old’s second career Tommy John surgery. Prior to being shut down the former top-10 draft pick started 61 games for the A’s, going 25-16 with a 3.73 ERA.