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Bobby Parnell | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/8/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Charleston Southern
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 9 (0) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that the Mets are unlikely to bring back Bobby Parnell, even on a minor league deal.
The Mets are still on the lookout for bullpen help and might prefer bringing in someone on a minor league deal, but a reunion with Parnell doesn't appear in the cards. After working his way back from Tommy John surgery, the 31-year-old showed greatly diminished stuff last season while posting a 6.38 ERA and 13/17 K/BB ratio over 24 innings. He'll likely have to prove himself with a minor league contract, regardless of where he lands. Jan 27 - 1:41 PM

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

Parnell has put up a 5.59 ERA and 10/12 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. The former closer won't be used in high-leverage situations.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 08:47:00 PM

Bobby Parnell (shoulder) threw live batting practice Sunday.

Parnell is technically on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis, but he's really on there due to poor performance. He hasn't looked healthy since returning in early-June, with his velocity middling in the 93 MPH range. Parnell will be activated when rosters expand Tuesday.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 11:22:00 AM

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.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 02:18:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 12:52:00 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.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 04:08:00 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.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 09:59:00 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.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 12:58:00 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.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 02:06:00 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.
Sun, May 24, 2015 09:42:00 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.
Tue, May 19, 2015 03:36:00 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.
Mon, May 11, 2015 06:13:00 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.
Fri, May 8, 2015 04:14:00 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.
Wed, May 6, 2015 10:14:00 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.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 04:58:00 PM

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