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Parker to have elbow immobilized for next 4-6 weeks; Crisp return to lineup unknown; Ron Washington may join club

Jarrod Parker will have his elbow movement restricted for the next 4-6 weeks as he recovers from surgery.

Jarrod Parker will have his elbow movement restricted for the next 4-6 weeks as he recovers from surgery.

Starter Jarrod Parker’s elbow surgery went well Tuesday, and now comes the difficult part – sitting and waiting.

A’s trainer Nick Paparesta said Wednesday that Dr. James Andrews reattached the grafted ligament and the flexor tendon in the elbow to a different bone while setting the fracture of the medial epicondyle that cut short Parker’s trip back from Tommy John surgery

“The bone was too small to reattach with a screw, so they cleaned the bone off and reattached the tendon on its own,’’ Paparesta said. “In Andrews’ opinion this gives us a better potential outcome, because you don’t have to wait for the bone to heal.’’

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Even after being Reddicked, Josh has a good night

Josh Reddick got Reddicked Monday in Arlington, Texas

Josh Reddick got Reddicked Monday in Arlington, Texas

The Texas Rangers clearly had a target painted on Josh Reddick.

They know the A’s right fielder as an aggressive base runner. They tried to take advantage of that, catcher Robinson Chirinos repeatedly throwing behind him at first base in an effort to pick him off.

It didn’t work, although it was close enough that in the eighth inning the umpires had to have a video review to determine if Reddick was out or had been tagged by first baseman Prince Fielder.

“They were treating me like I was Coco (Crisp),” Reddick said through a grin, referring to the A’s top base runner.

Later in the inning, center fielder Leonys Martin climbed the wall in right-center to bring back Daric Barton’s bid for a home run. Martin then threw to first base. Reddick, already past second base, raced back to first and beat the tag.

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