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Manny Parra | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Manny Parra tossed two-thirds of a scoreless frame Saturday in his return to action.
Parra hadn't appeared in a game since July 20 due to back stiffness, but he's expected to be fine. He's put up a 3.76 ERA while striking out 30 over 26 1/3 relief innings this season. Aug 3 - 4:51 AM

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Manny Parra has been unavailable the last few days due to a stiff back.

"He has a little bit of back stiffness," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It is not something I wanted to announce to our opposing team. His back has been acting up and he's been unavailable." Parra hasn't appeared in a game since July 20, but it appears that he'll avoid the DL.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Jul 29 - 8:31 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price revealed Wednesday that Manny Parra went 12 days in between appearances because he'd been dealing with a "cranky" shoulder.

Parra last pitched on June 29 before retiring the only batter he faced on one pitch Tuesday. It appears the shoulder is no longer a concern. "His shoulder was cranky," Price said. "We worked through that, he could have pitched, but we felt if we didn’t pitch him, it gave him a better chance to continue without any flare-ups. By the end of that San Francisco series, he was feeling much better."
Source: MLBlogs.com
Jul 2 - 2:57 PM

Manny Parra registered a two-inning save in the Reds' win over the Mets on Sunday.

Not your typical two-inning save, Parra was charged with holding a one-run lead against the top of the Mets' order. He answered by striking out two while not allowing a baserunner. He hasn't allowed a run in 4 2/3 innings this season and earned more work in high-leverage situations with his performance Sunday.
Apr 6 - 3:57 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Reds have re-signed left-hander Manny Parra to a two-year, $5.5 million contract.

Parra was effective out of the Reds' bullpen this past season, posting a 3.33 ERA and 56/15 K/BB ratio over 46 innings. It looks like the 31-year-old has finally found his niche.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Reds activated LHP Manny Parra from the 15-day disabled list.

Parra had been out since late April with a pectoral injury. With Sean Marshall (shoulder) out, the Reds will likely have to use Parra in more critical situations than they'd like. He held an 8.10 ERA over 6 2/3 frames before landing on the DL.
Fri, May 24, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Manny Parra (pectoral) struck out two in a scoreless inning Monday in his first rehab appearance with Double-A Pensacola.

No word on the timeline for his return, but he'll likely make at least one more appearance before being activated. Parra has an 8.10 ERA and 7/3 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings prior to going down with a strained left pectoral muscle at the end of April.
Tue, May 14, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Reds placed LHP Manny Parra on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 24, with a strained left pectoral muscle.

The severity of the injury isn't yet clear. Parra, 30, has an 8.10 ERA and 7/3 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings this season. Sean Marshall has been activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Manny Parra is currently shut down due to a sore neck.

It seems like a minor issue that should clear up in a day or two. Parra was signed earlier this month after posting a 5.06 ERA and 61/35 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings last season for the Brewers.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 12:48:00 PM

Reds signed LHP Manny Parra to a one-year, $1 million contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal passed along the contract terms and adds that he could earn an additional $400,000 in appearance bonuses. Parra was non-tendered by the Brewers in late November after posting a 5.06 ERA and 61/35 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings last season, but he has good stuff and could still turn into a useful reliever.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the Mets have inquired about free agent left-hander Manny Parra.

Parra was recently non-tendered by the Brewers after posting a 5.06 ERA and 61/35 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings this past season. But the 30-year-old southpaw shouldn't have any trouble attracting interest on the free agent market.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 02:34:00 PM

The Brewers will not tender Manny Parra a contract.

Parra struck out 61 over 58 2/3 innings in 2012, but he also posted a 5.06 ERA, is due a raise from this past season's $1.2 salary and will always be a heath risk. That said, he's a lefty with pretty good stuff, so he won't have trouble landing on his feet somewhere.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 03:14:00 PM

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that left-hander Manny Parra is the Brewers' top candidate to be non-tendered by Friday's deadline.

That means John Axford, Marco Estrada, Chris Narveson and Carlos Gomez will all likely be tendered contracts. Parra earned $1.2 million in 2012 while posting a 5.06 ERA and 61/35 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings. The southpaw is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. The Brewers will likely try to trade him before Friday's deadline.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 04:30:00 PM

Manny Parra threw a scoreless inning in his return to the mound Saturday.

Parra had been battling shoulder soreness for a couple weeks. It appears that the ailment is in the rear view mirror.
Sun, Aug 12, 2012 03:23:00 AM

After throwing a successful side session the other day, Manny Parra said that he is available if needed by the Brewers on Friday.

The veteran right-hander hasn't pitched since July 24 due to an impingement in his left shoulder. He'll return to his familiar middle relief role with a 4.70 ERA and 51/23 K/BB ratio over 44 innings of work.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 07:10:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
2Jake Elmore
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
4Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Daniel Corcino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Logan Ondrusek
6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
8Sean Marshall
9Carlos Contreras
10Ryan Dennick
11JJ Hoover