Jarrod Parker has avoided arbitration with the Athletics, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman tweets. Parker will receive $850K for 2016, of which $425K is guaranteed. Parker is a client of Reynolds Sports Management.
MLBTR projected Parker would receive precisely $850K, which is also the same amount he made last season after his first trip through the arbitration process. Parker appeared to be one of the game’s better young starting pitchers after posting a 3.68 ERA, 6.4 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 384 big-league innings through 2013. But he has not appeared in the big leagues in the past two years, as he had the second Tommy John surgery of his career early in 2014 and then fractured the elbow and had yet another operation (although, perhaps mercifully, not another of the Tommy John variety) last season. Now 27, he will attempt to get his career back on track in 2016.