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Bobby Parnell | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/8/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Bobby Parnell (elbow) will be shut down for the next week due to forearm soreness.
The Mets don't appear to be overly concerned at this point, but Parnell's velocity has been down and he's been knocked around in his three rehab outings, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks over 2 2/3 innings. Obviously, he's not going to rejoin the big club's bullpen anytime soon. Apr 24 - 4:09 PM

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Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Bobby Parnell (elbow) was throwing 89-93 mph in his second rehab appearance with High-A St. Lucie on Thursday.

Rubin adds that his lone 93 mph offering came on his final pitch of the night in an outing where he allowed a double, triple and walk and was charged with two runs in an inning of work. The report also says that Parnell was throwing 91-92 mph in his first rehab appearance. Parnell's fastball averaged 95.0 mph in 2013 and occasionally reached the upper-90s. It's certainly possibly that the velocity picks up in time, but don't expect him to challenge Jeurys Familia for the closer job anytime soon.
Apr 17 - 9:13 AM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) allowed a pair of runs on two hits and a walk in an inning of work during his minor league rehab appearance with Class-A St. Lucie on Thursday.

Parnell is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and will make several appearances in minor league games before he's an option to rejoin the Mets' bullpen. With Jenrry Mejia suspended, he should work his way into a late-inning role and could challenge Jeurys Familia for save chances once he proves his health and effectiveness.
Apr 16 - 11:26 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

Parnell will likely make a handful of appearances at a couple of different levels as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. The 30-year-old could be an option to join the Mets' bullpen around the end of the month and might threaten for his old closer job if he shows his pre-Tommy John surgery form. Jeurys Famila is currently holding down the gig after Jenrry Meija's elbow injury and PED suspension.
Apr 14 - 3:54 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Thursday that Bobby Parnell (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment "within the next two days."

It's not clear how many rehab appearances Parnell will require, but the feeling is that he could rejoin the Mets' bullpen by the end of the month. There's an opening at closer with Jenrry Meija (elbow) sidelined, but it might take Parnell a while to get up to speed since he hasn't pitched in a major league game in over a year.
Apr 10 - 10:00 AM

Mets placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right elbow injury.

Parnell is in the final stages of his rehab from Tommy John surgery. He could rejoin the Mets' bullpen by the end of April. Jenrry Mejia will begin the season in the closer role, but Parnell could eventually threaten for the job if he shows his pre-surgery form.
Apr 5 - 11:19 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) has been progressing quicker than anticipated in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and is expected to return to the Mets bullpen in mid-April.

The early timetable that the team gave was early May, but it appears that the veteran right-hander should beat that estimate. He's expected to work in a setup capacity in his return, but could eventually challenge Jenrry Mejia for save opportunities.
Mar 28 - 9:46 AM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) topped out at 92 mph during a minor league game Wednesday.

Parnell, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, threw 17 pitches over one inning of work and mostly sat in the 89-90 mph range. He's still building arm strength and the Mets aren't counting on him to be a part of their Opening Day bullpen, so velocity isn't a big deal at this stage. He could make his way back to the majors in May if all goes according to plan.
Mar 25 - 1:22 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) threw 20 pitches in a minor league game on Saturday.

He surrendered two hits in the outing. It was his first game experience since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. He's expected to miss the first month of the regular season before rejoining the Mets bullpen.
Mar 21 - 1:21 PM

Bobby Parnell's (elbow) appearance in a minor league game has been pushed back from Friday to Saturday.

It doesn't appear he's had a setback, but rather there's just been a simple change of plans. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Parnell is expected to miss the first month of the season.
Mar 20 - 9:26 AM

Bobby Parnell (elbow, hamstring) is expected to pitch in a minor league game Friday.

It will be his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow last April. Parnell was originally scheduled to pitch on the minor league side on Tuesday, but the Mets had him throw another bullpen session instead. He's expected to begin the year on the disabled list regardless, so there's no rush. Look for him to join the Mets' bullpen by the start of May if all goes well in his rehab.
Mar 19 - 4:14 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow, hamstring) will throw another bullpen session Tuesday.

Parnell was scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Tuesday, which would have been his first appearance since Tommy John surgery, but there has apparently been a change of plans. However, the 30-year-old said that "all's good." Look for him to move to game action soon. Parnell is expected to begin the year on the DL, but should be back in the Mets bullpen in early May.
Mar 17 - 8:58 AM

Bobby Parnell (elbow, hamstring) is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Tuesday.

Parnell threw a successful bullpen session Friday after tweaking his hamstring earlier in the week. The right-hander continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but the hamstring issue shouldn't be much of a setback. If all goes well going forward, Parnell could return to the Mets by early May.
Mar 14 - 6:28 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow, hamstring) threw a bullpen session on Friday.

Parnell was scratched from a scheduled exhibition appearance Wednesday after tweaking his hamstring, but it appears that's not an issue anymore. The reliever was sure when asked Friday when he'll be ready for game action. Parnell is expected to join the Mets' bullpen in early May.
Mar 13 - 11:47 AM

Bobby Parnell (elbow, hamstring) is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut in a few days.

Parnell was scratched from a scheduled exhibition appearance Wednesday after injuring his left hamstring during pitchers' fielding practice. But it's believed to be a tweak, not a strain. The right-hander is on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and should join the Mets' bullpen around early May.
Mar 11 - 4:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Danny Muno
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Bobby Parnell
12Josh Edgin