Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:28:22 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) faced hitters for the first time since having Tommy John surgery last April Thursday, Feb. 26, and he viewed the workout as a positive, even though the hitters were just tracking pitches. "He's going to be a piece we're going to have to have. Like I said to him, 'You've got to still take it slow.' Hopefully by the end of spring training he gets into a couple of games," manager Terry Collins said.
Fantasy Tip: Even though Parnell will start the year on the disabled list, he's still worth a fantasy baseball selection for saves, since he's expected to jump right back into the closer role when he's ready. Jenrry Mejia is worth a late-round flier for saves to start the year.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:33:25 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) hasn't been promised anything by manager Terry Collins, but Parnell expects to return to the closer's role immediately after being activated from the disabled list. Parnell doesn't expect to need to be eased back into the role when he returns. A team source estimated Parnell would need two or three weeks on the DL to start the year. He threw off a mound for the third time since his surgery Wednesday, Feb. 18, but it wasn't at full speed. Parnell is a couple days behind the other pitchers in camp, and he's scheduled to throw again Sunday, Feb. 22.
Fantasy Tip: Whether Collins hands the job back to Parnell immediately remains to be seen. Regardless, Parnell should be drafted and stashed. Jenrry Mejia, who is expected to open the season as the team's closer, should also be owned for early-season saves. And who knows, maybe Mejia is pitching so well that Collins sticks with him for a while longer after Parnell returns.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:14:46 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) is scheduled to open the season on the disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. A source thinks that Parnell's absence could be lengthy, too. "I would think two to three weeks," said the source about the absence from opening day, while cautioning that time frame is far from certain.
Fantasy Tip: Despite opening on the DL, Parnell deserves to be drafted in standard 12-team mixed leagues, because the Mets are expected to give him every opportunity to take the closing job back when he's healthy. Also, recovery from Tommy John surgery is less hampering on relievers than it is on starters. Jenrry Mejia is expected to close to begin the season, which makes him a late-round target for saves at least to open the year.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:33:40 -0800
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia is expected to be the closer on opening day with RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) expected to open the season on the disabled list, in the opinion of ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:00:37 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell avoided arbitration Wednesday, Jan. 7, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.7 million deal, according to a source.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:36:26 -0800
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia said he would be fine if he had to set up for RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) in 2015. Manager Terry Collins said the closer job is Parnell's to lose next year, but he's also expected to start the season on the disabled list while he's in the final stages of recovery from Tommy John surgery. RPs Jeurys Familia (hernia) and Mejia are both doing fine, but neither pitcher will take part in winter ball this offseason.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:11:28 -0800
New York Mets CL Bobby Parnell (elbow) is expected to open the season on the disabled list, according to sources. Parnell had Tommy John surgery and missed all of the 2014 season.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:41:04 -0700
The New York Mets have reinstated SP Matt Harvey (elbow) and RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:23:34 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) is currently throwing 20 times from 60 feet, and he will move to 75 feet next month, pitching coach Dan Warthen said Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:56:11 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) will not throw off a mound until spring training next year. Parnell is currently throwing off flat ground. He is expected to be ready for the opening month of the 2015 season, if he progresses as planned.