A’s pitcher Jarrod Parker needs Tommy John surgery again

Jarrod Parker was expected to be the Opening Day starter. Now the A’s won’t have him for the rest of the season as he undergoes his second Tommy John surgery. AJ Griffin is battling some forearm issues and Scott Kazmir isn’t all healthy too.

Sonny Gray likely gets the Opening Day assignment now with Kazmir, Tommy Milone, Dan Straily and Jesse Chavez behind him for now.

This is a huge blow to the team.