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Bobby Parnell | Relief Pitcher | #47

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/8/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Charleston Southern
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 9 (0) / NYM
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White Sox released RHP Bobby Parnell.
Parnell posted an 11.48 ERA over 12 relief appearances. The 32-year-old former Mets closer has struggled in the minors the last two seasons and looks like a long shot at this point to contribute in the majors ever again. Jul 24 - 5:56 PM

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White Sox signed RHP Bobby Parnell to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

Parnell opted out of his minor league deal with the Royals on Friday after posting a 4.71 ERA and 17/13 K/BB ratio across 21 innings of relief at Triple-A Omaha. The 32-year-old right-hander will serve as organizational bullpen depth for the White Sox.
Jun 5 - 12:31 PM

Royals released RHP Bobby Parnell.

Parnell has opted out of his minor league contract. The veteran reliever posted an uninspiring 4.71 ERA and 17/13 K/BB ratio over 21 relief innings for Triple-A Omaha. He's pitched poorly both in the majors and minors since 2015.
Jun 2 - 11:33 AM

Royals re-assigned RHPs Bobby Parnell and Chris Withrow, INF Garin Cecchini, C Parker Morin and 1B Ryan O'Hearn to minor league camp.

The Royals are lacking in bullpen depth, which tells you how unimpressive Parnell (16.50 ERA) and Withrow (8.31 ERA) were this spring. Parnell hasn't done anything noteworthy in the majors since 2013.
Mar 20 - 8:42 PM

Royals signed RHP Bobby Parnell to a minor league contract.

Parnell was released from the Tigers in August after posting an underwhelming 3.95 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 30/18 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings at Triple-A Toledo. He'll serve as organizational bullpen depth for Kansas City.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 06:01:00 PM

Tigers released RHP Bobby Parnell.

Parnell cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 32-year-old appeared in a handful of games for the Tigers but has spent most of the year pitching for the team's Triple-A affiliate in Toledo. He'll catch on with another team but will probably have to settle for a minor league deal.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Tigers designated RHP Bobby Parnell for assignment.

Parnell has posted a pedestrian 3.95 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 30/18 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings this season at Triple-A Toledo. He made six appearances earlier this summer with Detroit but those didn't go well either. Look for the 31-year-old to pass through waivers.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 10:13:00 AM

Tigers optioned RHP Bobby Parnell to Triple-A Toledo.

It was another short stay for the veteran right-hander after getting knocked around in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays. He'll continue to function as bullpen depth at Triple-A.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Bobby Parnell from Triple-A Toledo.

Parnell yielded three runs in 3 2/3 innings earlier this season out of the Detroit bullpen. The veteran right-hander will pitch in low-leverage situations.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Tigers optioned RHP Bobby Parnell to Triple-A Toledo.

Parnell earned the call-up on June 1. In 2 2/3 innings of relief work with the Tigers, he allowed two runs on two hits. Now, back to Triple-A, where he will return to a 3.98 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 16/11 K/BB ratio (20 1/3 innings).
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 01:33:00 AM

Tigers purchased the contract of RHP Bobby Parnell from Triple-A Toledo.

Parnell had a 3.98 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and 16/11 K/BB ratio through 20 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. Those aren't very promising numbers, but the Tigers are desperate for a fresh bullpen arm.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Tigers re-signed RHP Bobby Parnell to a minor league contract.

Parnell was given his release earlier this week after allowing nine earned runs over 9 1/3 innings this spring, but the two sides were quickly able to work out a new agreement. The 31-year-old struggled in his return from Tommy John surgery last season and will try to earn his way back on the radar in the minors.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 01:53:00 PM

Tigers released RHP Bobby Parnell.

Parnell yielded 15 hits and nine earned runs over 9 1/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League. He was in camp with the Tigers on a minor league contract.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Bobby Parnell gave up five runs while retiring just one batter Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Parnell was already a long shot make the Tigers, and this probably eliminates him. On the plus side, his velocity is slowly creeping up and he still could prove of use a month or two down the line. It's just going to take time.
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Bobby Parnell gave up a run for the second straight appearance Sunday against the Pirates.

Parnell started off with 2 1/3 scoreless frames, but he's given up five hits and two walks in two innings his last two times out. He needed an excellent spring to win a spot in Detroit's pen after missing most of last year, so it's not looking good for him right now.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 05:28:00 PM

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3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
2Nick Delmonico
LF1Leury Garcia
CF1Adam Engel
2Alen Hanson
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Willy Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
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2James Shields
3Reynaldo Lopez
4Lucas Giolito
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2Jake Petricka
3Gregory Infante
4Chris Beck
5Aaron Bummer
6Mike Pelfrey
7Danny Farquhar
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10Nate Jones
11Zach Putnam