Jarrod Parker, rehabbing from elbow surgery, breaks elbow in Triple-A game

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

SEATTLE --Oaklandright-hander Jarrod Parker, recovering from Tommy John surgery more than a year ago, broke a bone in his elbow during a minor league game.

Pitching in a rehab game for Triple-A Nashville on Friday, Parker threw wildly to the plate and collapsed just off the mound. He rolled around in pain and had to be helped off the field.

"You hope for the best, but watching the video, it breaks your heart," A's manager Bob Melvin said of Parker's injury.

X-rays and a CT scan at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Saturday revealed a fracture of the medial epichondyle bone. It's in the area where the surgery was performed March 24, 2014.

"We don't know how much this sets back his recovery at this time," A's trainer Nick Paparesta said Saturday night. "He's going to go home, and we'll set him up to see a specialist."

Parker, acquired fromArizonabefore the 2012 season, was 12-8 in 2012 and 13-8 in 2013.

Right-handerA.J. Griffin, also coming back from elbow surgery, flew back to the Bay Area to have his ailing right shoulder examined. The extent of either injury has not been determined.

LeftySean Doolittle(strained rotator cuff) is tentatively scheduled for a rehab assignment Monday.

In need of pitching depth, the A's acquired right-handed relieverEdward Mujica and cash from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for either a player to be named or cash considerations.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.