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Jarrod Parker was diagnosed with a fractured elbow after exiting his recent Spring Training start in pain.
Parker has been sidelined for the last several seasons due to injuries, including a pair of Tommy John surgeries. This most recent ailment is likely to end his current season before it began. It's not clear if Parker will pursue a return to the baseball again, but early indications indicate he hopes to continue playing.
Jarrod Parker has suffered another setback in his return from an elbow fracture last season and Tommy John the season before that. The team is calling it a lateral elbow impingement. The team is optimistic that he will still pitch this season.
This is a huge disappointment for Parker who has dealt with elbow injuries for two straight seasons now. The lateral elbow impingement refers to the backside of the elbow which is a different area than the previous two injuries. The injury has caused Parker soreness and swelling, but he apparently has full range of motion which is a positive out of this unfortunate event.
Jarrod Parker has begun throwing his curveball in his journey back from Tommy John surgery.
Catcher Stephen Vogt was pretty excited about how the session went, stating that Parker's fastball was exploding and that the curveball looked good. Parker was an excellent pitcher before the injury and he should regain that status once he gets rolling.