Elbow Surgery Looms For Frazier
Low Class A Asheville pitching prospect Parker Frazier, who has a tear in the flexor tendon in his right elbow, is in Denver where he will be examined Thursday by Dr. Thomas Noonan, the Rockies medical director.
Frazier underwent an MRI exam in Asheville, and a tear was detected. Surgery to repair such a tear typically requires a recovery time of about nine months. What is curious about Frazier’s situation is that despite the injury, he can flex his elbow without discomfort.
Frazier, 20, went 10-7 with a 4.48 ERA in 23 starts for the Tourists with 33 walks and 98 strikeouts in 130 2/3 innings. He came out of a start in the fourth inning Aug. 17, rested five days and felt discomfort when he played catch Saturday.
In his last 10 starts, Frazier went 7-2 with a 3.34 ERA and 13 walks and 48 strikeouts in 62 innings. Frazier’s father, George, is a Rockies television analyst and a former major-league pitcher.