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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) 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

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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

Bobby Parnell (elbow) was scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League appearance on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury.

Parnell is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery. While there's no such thing as a "good injury," the Mets have to be breathing a sigh of relief that he's dealing with a leg issue, rather than an arm one. Pitching coach Dan Warthen said that Parnell's "arm is ready." Parnell will probably be out for the first month of the season, but could see action at the set-up role come May if he's healthy.
Mar 11 - 11:51 AM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) is slated to appear in a "B" game on March 10.

He'll then appear in a Grapefruit League contest on March 11. It will be his first game action since last April's Tommy John surgery. Parnell is slated to miss the first month of the season for the Mets but should eventually slide into a setup role.
Mar 6 - 9:45 AM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
2Matt den Dekker
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Zack Wheeler
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Dillon Gee
7Rafael Montero
8Cody Satterwhite
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Sean Gilmartin
8Buddy Carlyle
9Scott Rice
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez
12Jack Leathersich