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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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Mets placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 17, with right shoulder tendinitis.
Parnell has allowed 13 runs (11 earned) over his last seven innings of work, so the Mets had no choice but to make a move. He could be back in September, though likely not in a prominent role. Aug 18 - 2:18 PM

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Bobby Parnell will be placed on the disabled list.

Parnell has really struggled since returning from Tommy John surgery, posting a 5.59 ERA with 10 strikeouts and 12 walks over 19 1/3 innings. Perhaps he's feeling some fatigue, but this is mostly a phantom DL move to make room for Logan Verrett. Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that he chose to be placed on the disabled list rather than be optioned to the minors or designated for assignment.
Aug 18 - 12:52 PM

Bobby Parnell failed miserably in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals, yielding three runs on three hits in his lone inning of work.

Parnell came on with the Mets up 3-1 in the eighth inning. Said lead would not last for long, as the veteran reliever slowly and methodically imploded. After opening the inning with a strikeout of Wilson Ramos, he walked Ian Desmond and served up a single to Matt den Dekker. He then recorded the second out, before uncorking a wild pitch to move both runners into scoring position. A Michael Taylor RBI single and a Danny Espinosa RBI double would follow to put the Nationals up 4-3, which stood as the final. Parnell was activated from the disabled list on June 11 and it's reasonable to assume that he's still working to find his groove.
Jul 22 - 4:08 PM

Bobby Parnell got the final five outs of Tuesday's victory against Toronto, recording his first save since 2013.

Regular closer Jeurys Familia had thrown a total 48 pitches with appearances on back-to-back days, so Parnell was used to give Familia a night off. He took the mound with the bases loaded and one out, but allowed two inherited runners to score on a sacrifice fly and a single. He was able to get the Jays in 1-2-3 order in the ninth, though, to finish out the game. Parnell should continue seeing medium-leverage situations going forward as he eases himself back into major league competition.
Jun 16 - 9:59 PM

Mets activated RHP Bobby Parnell from the 15-day disabled list.

Parnell spent the first couple months of the 2015 season finishing off his rehabilitation from Tommy John elbow surgery. He had a rough 11.57 ERA in 15 minor league rehab appearances and probably won't be trusted in high-leverage situations out of the gate.
Jun 11 - 12:58 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) will make one more rehab appearance with Double-A Binghamton before being activated from the disabled list.

Parnell has posted a 12.46 ERA over 14 rehab appearances to this point, but his 30-day window is about to run out. The former closer will be eased into things in low-leverage situations.
Jun 7 - 2:06 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) worked a scoreless inning in his first minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday.

He allowed just a one-run double, but was able to strand the runner at third without incident. Parnell was reportedly hitting as high as 94 mph on the radar gun and struck out one in the ballgame. It's unclear how many appearances he will require before becoming an option for the Mets bullpen.
May 24 - 9:42 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Ruben Tejada
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Cesar Puello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Logan Verrett
11Buddy Carlyle
12Erik Goeddel
13Josh Edgin
14Jack Leathersich