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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
Contract: view contract details

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Bobby Parnell (elbow) will face batters this weekend for the first time since Tommy John surgery.
Parnell is scheduled to throw one more bullpen session Thursday as a tuneup. He's expected to begin the season on the disabled list, but should be ready to join the Mets' bullpen around the beginning of May. Feb 24 - 3:15 PM

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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a source that Bobby Parnell (elbow) will likely miss the first two or three weeks of the season.

Parnell had Tommy John surgery last April and is nearing the end of his rehab process. The timeline could change, but it sounds like he has a good chance to be back in the Mets' bullpen by the end of April. Mets manager Terry Collins would like to move him back into the closer role, but he'll likely have to prove his health and effectiveness first. Jenrry Mejia remains at the top of the depth chart in this bullpen for fantasy owners.
Feb 17 - 2:16 PM

Mets and RHP Bobby Parnell avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York hears that Parnell will make the same $3.7 million salary he made in 2014. It's a fair compromise, as the 30-year-old made just one appearance last season before undergoing Tommy John surgery. The hope is that Parnell will be ready to rejoin the Mets' bullpen in the early part of 2015.
Jan 7 - 10:53 AM

Mets activated RHP Bobby Parnell from the 60-day disabled list.

Parnell blew his elbow out on Opening Day this season and had Tommy John surgery shortly thereafter. He's likely to get a late start to the 2015 season.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) has progressed to throwing 20 times from 60 feet.

Parnell continues to recover from April Tommy John surgery and won't be back until sometime next year. The next step is to throw from 75 feet, which he will do next week.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:57:00 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) played catch Saturday for the first time since April's Tommy John surgery.

The Mets are hopeful that Parnell will be ready for the start of next season or at least early on in the year. He's arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 09:45:00 AM

The Mets announced Sunday that closer Bobby Parnell will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

It's a very tough blow to the Mets bullpen, as they'll now rely on 36-year-old right-hander Jose Valverde to close out games. It seems likely that they'll attempt to upgrade the position in the coming weeks, but for now Valverde should be owned in all mixed leagues.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 07:43:00 PM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) indicated Thursday that doctors have told him it's "50/50" whether he will need to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Parnell has a torn medial collateral ligament, but because the tear is in the thick part of the ligament doctors are giving him a better chance to heal via rest and rehab. He's been given a platelet-rich plasma injection and will be re-evaluated after two weeks. Parnell said he may make a decision on surgery after those two weeks are up rather than wait six weeks as had been previously reported.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Bobby Parnell is not expected to make a decision about Tommy John elbow surgery for another six weeks.

Parnell was given a platelet-rich plasma injection on Tuesday and will hope that it helps the healing process for his torn medial collateral ligament. If the plasma doesn't work, he'll then go under the knife and begin a rehab process that will likely last through the early part of the 2015 season. Jose Valverde is expected to get the first crack at save opportunities for the Mets.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 03:54:00 PM

Mets placed RHP Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list with a torn medial collateral ligament.

The Mets announced the bad news on Parnell Tuesday and now have officially placed him on the DL. The reliever has been given a platelet-rich plasma injection and will rest for two weeks before resuming a throwing program. Tommy John surgery is a distinct possibility.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Bobby Parnell has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow.

An awful break for the Mets. Parnell showed diminished velocity and movement on his pitches during Monday's game and now we know why. He complained of tightness in his forearm after the game and the partial tear was found following an MRI. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will rest for two weeks before resuming a throwing program, but season-ending Tommy John surgery is possible if he doesn't show improvement. Jose Valverde figures to get the save chances for New York in his absence and is suddenly a must-own in all fantasy leagues. Vic Black, Jeurys Familia, and Gonzalez Germen could be options if (or when) he falters.
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 12:05:00 PM

Bobby Parnell blew the first save of the 2014 MLB season in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

Parnell had velocity issues all spring and they didn't suddenly disappear in Monday's regular-season opener. He hit 93 mph at one point, but his fastball mostly sat in the 89-91 mph range and the Nationals were able to take advantage. Attempting to protect a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, Parnell allowed a single to Ian Desmond, a walk to Danny Espinosa, and then Denard Span doubled in the tying run. Jose Valverde looks like a worthwhile add in standard fantasy leagues.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Bobby Parnell might not pitch more than two days in a row in the early part of the season.

Parnell is coming back from neck surgery and his velocity isn't all the way there yet, so there's a chance Jose Valverde could get the occasional save chance early in the year. The Mets are surely hoping it won't take long for Parnell to get back to normal.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Bobby Parnell gave up his first run of the spring Tuesday when he surrendered a solo homer to Ryan Zimmerman.

Parnell's velocity still isn't all of the way back following neck surgery, but he's been effective anyway with his 1.50 ERA. The Mets are committed to going forth with him in the closer's role.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Bobby Parnell pitched a hitless ninth versus the Cardinals on Monday.

Parnell's velocity isn't all of the way back after neck surgery, but it doesn't sound like the Mets have any intention of using someone else to close early on. It's Parnell's job unless he starts struggling in regular-season games.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:47:00 PM

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Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Sean Gilmartin
8Buddy Carlyle
9Scott Rice
10Erik Goeddel
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12Jack Leathersich
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