Corey Kluber's dominance continued as he allowed just one run on five hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts over 7.2 innings against the Orioles on Friday.
Kluber continued his great season in 2014 as he has now allowed two runs or less in nine of his last 10 starts while striking logging double-digit strikeouts in five of those contests. He is sitting 13-6 with a 2.41 ERA and 1.07 WHIP through 26 starts while owning a ridiculous 197:38 K:BB rate over 179.1 innings. Kluber has done everything in his power to solidify himself as a staff ace and unless he has a major fall off the next few week, he will be a contender for this year's Cy Young Award in the Amerindian League. He will look to get back in the win column went he takes on the Twins in his next start. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jarrod Parker (elbow) hit 92 mph in his simulated game on Saturday.
Parker's surgery was in March of last year, knocking him out for all of 2014. Recovery has gone well for him, and he made a big step earlier in the Spring by throwing to live hitters. This was his second Tommy John procedure, so it's not a surprise that the Athletics are taking it slow with him. Parker had a decent year in 2013, his second full season in the majors, throwing 197 innings en route to a 3.97 ERA and 134 strikeouts. He's not a viable fantasy option this year, though, due to his injury. Analysis: Ben Diamond