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Oakland A's pitcher Jarrod Parker likely avoids third Tommy John surgery, will have elbow surgery Tuesday

Dr. James Andrews will perform a procedure to repair a medial epicondylar fracture in his throwing elbow.

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The Oakland Athletics announced that on Tuesday, May 19, Dr. James Andrews will perform right elbow surgery on A's right-handed pitcher Jarrod Parker to repair a medial epicondylar fracture. The good news Parker announced on his twitter account is that it appears the injury he suffered on May 8 did not affect the graft from his second Tommy John surgery:

The development means the A's do not expect Parker to require a third Tommy John surgery, tweets the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. There's a decent chance he could recover from it and return late this season.