Athletics | Jarrod Parker has strained neck
Tue, 07 May 2013 06:20:53 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker (neck) left the game Monday, May 6, with a neck strain. Parker said the issue has bothered him on and off this season and he has had treatment for it. He believes it might have contributed to him leaving some balls up in the zone and also to a dip in velocity because he isn't getting his usual extension in his delivery. It sounds as if there is some chance he might be shut down to deal with the problem for at least a short time.