Elbow Surgery Looms For Frazier

August 26, 2009 | 5:31 pm | 3  

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.


  • jimbo | August 27, 2009 | 10:12 am

    Please tell me that a tendon from George’s larynx can be used to repair the injury to his son’s arm!

  • Reader f/k/a Mike | August 28, 2009 | 9:22 am

    Ugh, now he’s supposedly going in for TJ.

    It’s too bad, as this will set him back a year or so. He’s been an interesting prospect–lots of ground balls so far.

  • frank | August 28, 2009 | 7:52 pm

    What position does your kid play Jimbo?