Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:51:33 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is officially listed to pitch in his first spring game Monday, March 10.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:46:52 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) threw in an intrasquad game Thursday, March 6, for the first time this spring. "I was happy with it," Parnell said. "It's still way early in the spring. There's plenty of time to get it going." He hit 89 mph on the radar gun and said he is ready to pitch in a spring game.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:23:47 -0800
New York Mets SPs Jon Niese (shoulder) and Bartolo Colon (calf) and RP Bobby Parnell (quadriceps) will all throw in game-type situations Thursday, March 6. Niese will go two innings, Colon will throw three and Parnell is expected to toss just one inning against minor leaguers.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:15:04 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) threw 36 pitches to 3B David Wright, 2B Daniel Murphy and OF Eric Young Jr. during a batting practice session Saturday, March 1. It was his first time facing hitters since last September. Parnell did not feel any discomfort and is scheduled to throw another round of batting practice Tuesday, March 4.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 06:57:06 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is scheduled to throw batting practice for the first time Saturday, March. 1.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:44:30 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is taking things slow this spring as he recovers from surgery to fix a herniated disc in his neck. He threw a 35-pitch bullpen Tuesday, Feb. 18, and will throw again Thursday, Feb. 20. "The velocity is probably at 80 percent right now, but the delivery is sound," pitching coach Dan Warthen said. The team is hoping Parnell can pitch in a spring game around March 10.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:45:06 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) threw 15 pitches during a bullpen session Monday, Feb. 17.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:26:08 -0800
The New York Mets brought in RPs Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde as potential insurance options in case RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is not ready for the start of the season.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:25:33 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) surprised the team by throwing off a mound Friday, Feb. 14, which was earlier than anyone anticipated. He intends to follow up with a light bullpen session Monday, Feb. 17. "Every little step is progress for me and a little confidence booster," Parnell said. "To (throw) off the mound and to do that this early is a big step for me."
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:23:02 -0800
The New York Mets signed free-agent RP Jose Valverde (Tigers) to a minor league contract.
Fantasy Tip: Valverde is a long shot to close many games for the Mets. He's basically an insurance policy in case Bobby Parnell isn't healthy from offseason neck surgery. Vic Black probably would assume the closer role if Parnell isn't ready for the start of the regular season, though.