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Jarrod Parker exits game after falling to ground holding elbow, according to Twitter reports

The Oakland Athletics pitcher was rehabilitating from his second Tommy John surgery, and was expected to rejoin the A's in the next two weeks.

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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker exited his fourth rehabilitation start in great pain, according to multiple Twitter reports from persons attending his start in Nashville. Tweeters described Parker as going to the ground in pain during his pitching motion and clutching his surgically repaired elbow.

In the comments to this article, Athletics Nation member brynnfr describes the scene, "He went down during the pitch. Was rolling around in front of the mound clutching his arm. Pitch cleared the plate. Went over the catchers head into the backstop netting. Didn't seem to be grimacing or clutching his arm as he walked off the field a couple minutes later."

The Athletics informed reporters at the Mariners game that "Parker left his start with an elbow injury. He will see a doctor," says's Jane Lee.

Here are the tweets from eyewitnesses in Nashville:

This is obviously a devastating moment for everyone, though I must emphasize we have no official word on the extent of the injury. We'll have more details as news comes from Nashville.