26-year old righty Henderson Alvarez, 27-year old righty Jarrod Parker and 28-year old lefty Felix Doubront all missed most, if not all of the 2016 season due to injury. Yet, they have each rejected outright assignments to AAA by the Oakland A’s and will become free agents this winter. Alvarez pitched in 11 games (all starts) in Rookie+A+AAA-ball for the A’s this year and he was 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. He gave up 35 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 25 batters in his 33 innings in the minors for the A’s this year. Alvarez has pitched in 92 games (all starts) in his first five years in the show and he is 27-34 with a 3.80 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. Parker didn’t pitch at all this year for the A’s. Parker pitched in 62 games (all starts) in his three years with the A’s and he was 25-16 with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Doubront didn’t pitch at all this year. He pitched in 11 games (8 starts) in his only year with the A’s in 2015 and he was 2-2 with 1 save, a 5.81 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Doubront has now pitched in 118 games (85 starts) in his first six years in the show and he is 31-26 with 4 saves, a 4.89 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. The A’s shouldn’t miss any of these guys as they just can’t stay healthy.