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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) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits in 1 1/3 innings Tuesday in an extended spring training game.
Parnell recently resumed his minor league rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie after a bout of forearm soreness, but he allowed five runs on five hits and three walks in three innings over three appearances. His velocity hasn't come back yet since Tommy John surgery and his control isn't there either, so he's a long way from helping the Mets. May 19 - 3:36 PM

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Bobby Parnell (elbow) will resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

Parnell resumed throwing a couple weeks ago after being shut down for a while with right forearm soreness. He struggled during his rehab assignment last month and will be given time to iron things out before rejoining the Mets' bullpen.
May 11 - 6:13 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) threw a bullpen session Thursday.

He's expected to resume a rehab assignment soon after being shut down with right forearm soreness. Parnell was really struggling before the setback and figures to need a good number of rehab games before the Mets activate him.
May 8 - 4:14 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) will throw a bullpen session this week in New York in front of Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen.

Parnell has been limited to flat-ground work for a few weeks while battling forearm soreness. Assuming the side session goes well, he'll be cleared to resume his rehab assignment. There's no timetable for Parnell's return to the Mets' bullpen.
May 6 - 10:14 AM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) threw from a distance of 60 feet on Thursday.

Parnell was recently shut down for a week due to forearm soreness, but he's slowly picking things back up. He's still a ways out from rejoining the Mets' bullpen.
Apr 30 - 4:58 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) is planning to resume throwing off flat ground on Thursday.

Parnell was shut down for a week with some renewed discomfort in his surgically-repaired right elbow, but it doesn't sound like it was a significant setback. He's on track to debut at some point in mid-to-late May and could quickly be pitching in high-leverage situations for the Mets.
Apr 27 - 3:59 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
4Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Noah Syndergaard
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Bobby Parnell
13Josh Edgin