Showing posts with label Bobby Parnell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bobby Parnell. Show all posts

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Mets News: Bobby Parnell decides to have Tommy John surgery, done for season

Mets News:

New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell has decided to proceed with Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. Team doctor David Atlchek is scheduled to perform the procedure Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Parnell was diagnosed Tuesday with a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow, a day after suffering a blown save in the season opener.

General manager Sandy Alderson indicated at the time that the tear was in a thick part of the ligament. Alderson added that Parnell first intended to rest for two weeks and then attempt a throwing program that might last for another month to determine the need for surgery.

However, Parnell ultimately decided to have the surgery without first attempting the rehab. He reasoned that Tommy John surgery requires a 10-to-14-month recovery time, and he wanted to avoid impacting his availability for 2015.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales

Mets News and Notes:  Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales

Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery.

The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks -- not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid out Wednesday.

That’s because Tommy John surgery has a 10- to 14-month recovery time, and Parnell wants to ensure he does not affect his availability for 2015 if he needs to proceed with the ligament-replacement surgery. Read ESPN (Rubin).
After missing the first two games of the season while in Florida for the birth of his son, Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a walk in his season debut Thursday. But Murphy also committed a pair of errors at second base in the 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.

"I felt good at the plate. Not so much in the field," Murphy said afterward. "I was a little sluggish on defense. It was frustrating." Read More ESPN (Rubin).
The Washington Nationals ultimately won 8-2 at Citi Field. Yet Zack Wheeler faulted himself, not a bullpen that surrendered five runs or batters that were kept off the scoreboard the final eight innings.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Pregame Notes: Chris Young, Farnsworth, Reid, Parnell

Pregame Notes: Chris Young, Farnsworth, Reid, Parnell

Outfielder Chris Young, who missed the opening day game with a right quadriceps strain, is expected to return to the Mets lineup Wednesday night against the Nationals.

The Mets made room for Kyle Farnsworth on the 40-man roster by outrighting right-handed pitcher Ryan Reid to Triple-A Las Vegas. Farnsworth was added to the roster to take the place of Bobby Parnell, who officially went on the disabled list Wednesday.

The Mets acquired Reid from the Pirates in a December waiver claim.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Mets News: Mets have called up INF Wilmer Flores and RHP Kyle Farnsworth

Mets News:

The Mets have called up infielder Wilmer Flores and relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth.

Second baseman Daniel Murphy, who missed opening day, is expected to go on paternity leave on Wednesday.

Farnsworth will replace Bobby Parnell in the bullpen. Parnell has a partially torn MCL in elbow.

Mets News: Bobby Parnell has a partially torn ligament in elbow, might need surgery

Mets News:

In a shocking development, New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow and might need surgery, the team announced Tuesday.

The Mets said Parnell received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow and will rest for approximately two weeks before undergoing further evaluation, when the determination will be made whether he will have surgery.

The injury means 36-year-old Jose Valverde is likely to take over as closer in an already thin bullpen.

Parnell complained of tightness in his right forearm after Monday's season-opening loss to the Washington Nationals. The Mets said he was examined Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery, had an MRI and was diagnosed with a partial tear of the right medial collateral ligament.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mets News: Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia expected to start in Vegas this weekend

Mets News:

The Mets are expected to start Bartolo Colon on Saturday and Jenrry Mejia on Sunday in Las Vegas, when they play a pair of split-squad exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs.

David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Bobby Parnell, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Omar Quintanilla, Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kevin Plawecki, Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell are among the other players expected to make the trip.

The Mets are partly playing in Vegas to support their Triple-A affiliate, although the primary reason is the big-league club is turning a profit on the trip.

The remainder of the Mets will remain in Florida for split-squad games Saturday against the Twins in Port St. Lucie and Sunday against the Cardinals in Jupiter.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Mets News: Colon and Parnell scheduled to pitch Monday

Mets News:

Bobby Parnell and Bartolo Colon are scheduled for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie.

Parnell, returning from herniated disk surgery, had been slowed early in camp by a quadriceps issue.

Colon had a calf issue, but tossed three innings Thursday without issue.

Both will be making their 2014 Grapefruit League debuts.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mets News: Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell throw in intrasquad game

Mets News:

Not only did starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throw in a intrasquad game, but Jonathon Niese and closer Bobby Parnell also threw in the game as well.

It marked Parnell's first time in a game since undergoing season-ending surgery Sept. 10 to address a herniated disk in his neck.

"I was happy with it," Parnell said. "It's still way early in the spring. There's plenty of time to get it going."

Niese, meanwhile, was facing batters for the first time since being sent to New York for an MRI of his pitching shoulder on Feb. 26.

Niese had missed two months last season with a rotator cuff tear, but the MRI last month merely revealed weakness in a muscle group near the scapula behind the shoulder.

"It's a great feeling to go out there and not feel any pain in your shoulder," Niese said. "It was a great step forward to go out on the mound and feel very close to 100 percent."

Niese, the expected Opening Day starter for a second straight season, tossed two innings Thursday. He said the weakness and discomfort that surfaced early in camp had disappeared.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mets News: Closer Bobby Parnell throws off mound, no problems

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Bobby Parnell who underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk threw off a mound Friday at the Mets spring-training complex for the first time since the procedure. No Problems were indicated on the report...

Parnell threw only 10 uneventful pitches. Those tosses came with the catcher in front of the plate.

According to Rubin, Collins said Parnell's session caught even the manager off guard, since Parnell had indicated he planned to wait an additional two weeks before proceeding with mound work.

Terry Collins also has mentioned , Parnell is his closer even with the signings of Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth on minor-league deals.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mets News: Four Mets down in Port St.Lucie already, Wright going soon

Pic Courtesy of ESPN

Mets News:

Here is something to make you feel a little warmer during these cold months.....

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Bobby Parnell, Anthony Recker, Jenrry Mejia and Andrew Brown already are working out at the Mets' Florida complex.

David Wright has indicated he plans to start working out there this week, too, after hosting an annual charity event over the weekend in his native Virginia.

Pitchers and Catchers are officially expected to report on February 15th and the rest of the position players five days later....

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mets News: Mets Give Contracts to Parnell, Murphy and Gee....All Avoid Arbitration

Mets News:

Bobby Parnell will earn $3.7 million in 2014, with the opportunity to earn an additional $50,000 if he appears in 60 games. Parnell, who was eligible for arbitration for the second time, receives a raise from $1.7 million in 2013.

Daniel Murphy and the Mets have settled on a contract for 2014 at $5.7 million. Murphy also will have the opportunity to earn a $50,000 bonus with 500 plate appearances. Murphy earned $2.925 million in 2013. He has one more arbitration year before becoming eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

Dillon Gee and the Mets have settled on a $3.625 million salary for 2014, according to Earlier in the day, Gee had filed for $4.05 million, with the Mets countering at $3.2 million.

Gee went 12-11 with a 3.62 ERA in 32 starts in 2013. He started slowly last season, in his return from July 2012 surgery that repaired a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder. But beginning with a game against the Yankees, Gee pitched highly effectively. He ultimately logged 199 innings last season.

The only arbitration case left is Lucas Duda who has requested a 2014 salary of $1.9 million, while the Mets have countered at $1.35 million, according to If the two sides don't agree, they would go to a hearing next month before an arbitrator.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mets News: Mets Arbitration Eligible Players salary projections

Friday will be the  deadline to exchange salary demands...

The Mets have not yet settled with any of their arbitration-eligible players: Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee, Eric Young Jr., Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada.

Here are Mets Estimated Salaries Based on and Pace Law Projections:

Daniel Murphy $5.1 million
Ike Davis $3.825 million
Bobby Parnell $3.725 million
Dillon Gee $3.55 million
Eric Young $1.9 million
Lucas Duda $1.8 million
Ruben Tejada $1.0 million

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mets News: Closer Bobby Parnell throwing, Should be ready for Spring Training

Mets News:

According to, Mets closer Bobby Parnell has been throwing since the start of January, according to general manager Sandy Alderson, keeping him on track to be ready for Spring Training.

Parnell flew to Los Angeles last week for a follow-up examination by Dr. Robert Watkins, who replaced a herniated disk in his neck last September. The right-hander lost approximately 30 pounds following the surgery, prompting concerns from manager Terry Collins.

But examinations in New York City last month and more recently in California revealed that Parnell is back on track.

"Everything looks good," said Alderson. "No restrictions. His weight is back. His muscle tone is there. The surgery is progressing nicely, so we were very much reassured. But even assuming he's healthy, we still don't have much experience in that 'pen."

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mets News: Don't expect Long term deals for Gee, Murphy, or Parnell

Mets News:

Do not expect any multi-year deals this off-season for Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell, or Dillon Gee according to ESPN NY.

All Three Mets are arbitration-eligible. so they can get a slight raise, but the Mets have no plans to give they Long Term deals.

Murphy and Parnell are under the team's control through the 2015 season, while Gee is under control through the 2016 season.

But the Mets apparently don't feel compelled in any of those cases to get cost certainty now, or to lock up those players for any of their free-agent years at this point.

In Murphy's case, while it would appear more likely he returns to the team next season, the Mets do plan to listen to any trade offers, according to a team insider.

In Parnell's case, despite converting 22 of 26 save chances, he did not pitch after July 30 this past season. He will attempt to return in spring training from a herniated disk in his neck that required surgery to address.

Gee is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason, so his salary should be reasonable despite posting a solid 12-11 record and 3.62 ERA.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Turner, Wright, Parnell, Wheeler, Quintanilla/Tovar Platoon

Mets News and Notes:

  • Mets injured infielder Justin Turner has not appeared in a game since Sept. 10 because of a Grade 1 right hamstring strain.
  • When Turner returns is the Question?
  • Turner said that's in the hands of the trainers at this point, but returning this weekend in Philadelphia is not out of the question. He did full baseball activities pregame Thursday, although he only ran at what he estimated was 75 or 80 percent.
  • Terry Collins said before Thursday's 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants that it was likely Wright will be in the lineup in Philadelphia for the series opener.
  • Wright has not appeared in a major league game since suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain on Aug. 2.
  • David Wright told he will wait until Friday to confer with Terry Collins and team trainers and get the go-ahead to play in the series opener at Citizens Bank Park.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mets News: Bobby Parnell will need to get neck surgery

Mets News:

According to multiple reports, Mets Closer Bobby Parnell will need surgery for a herniated disk in his neck, but has yet to undergo the procedure.

He emerged as a solid closer this season, with Frank Francisco missing most of the year with right elbow discomfort.

Parnell, who turns 29 on Sunday, landed on the disabled list July 31.

Parnell had tried to avoid the procedure. He first rested for several weeks and received an epidural injection to try to get the issue resolved without surgery.

Parnell was 5-5 with a 2.16 ERA and had 22 saves in 26 chances before becoming sidelined.

He remains under the Mets' control through the 2015 season. He earned $1.7 million this season and again is eligible for arbitration this winter.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mets News: Closer Bobby Parnell most likely Shut Down for rest of the season

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of  ESPN NY,  The Mets have not made the official call, but a team official acknowledged it is "likely" closer Bobby Parnell is done for the season.

It remains unresolved whether Parnell will require surgery on the herniated disc in his neck. He has not appeared in a major league game since July 30. The season ends Sept. 29, and Parnell remains in New York, mostly inactive.

LaTroy Hawkins should handle the bulk of the closing duty down the stretch, although the Mets would like to get a look at Gonzalez Germen in that role, ideally in a non-pressure-filled spot.

As for Vic Black, the Triple-A closer acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates, it is unlikely he would get closing opportunities in September. Black is due to join the Mets on Sunday at Nationals Park, once rosters expand.

"I've heard he's got a good arm," Collins said. "I saw a report that said in Double-A he was voted the best slider."

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mets News: Bobby Parnell still weighing his options on surgery

Mets News:

According to ESPN Reports, Mets closer Bobby Parnell (neck) saw the doctor on Monday and his status hasn't changed.

Parnell said he's still weighing the options of whether or not he will undergo surgery to repair the herniated disc in his neck. He added that he's progressing.

The closer has been on the disabled list since Aug. 6, and last pitched on July 30. He said last Wednesday that he was doing strengthening exercises while making sure that he kept pressure off his neck. He hasn't started baseball activities.

Parnell previously said he's pushing to get back this season, but he wants to make sure he doesn't compromise his future by rushing back. He also said that if he underwent surgery, it would be a four to five month rehab.

"I think there's a timeline where if I don't get to a certain point at a certain time, they'll push for it. Just a waiting game," Parnell said last week. "Do therapy every day and get stronger."

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Injury Updates: Wright, Hefner, Mejia, Parnell

Injury Updates:

  • Third baseman David Wright (hamstring) expects to return this season, but hasn't begun baseball activities just yet. He's not sure when he'd return.
  • Tommy John Surgery was recommended for starter Jeremy Hefner, who has a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow. Hefner is considering getting another opinion, according to Mets manager Terry Collins, but surgery likely would be soon.
  • Jenrry Mejia (elbow) will have season-ending surgery likely within the next seven to 10 days to remove the bone spur in his right elbow, and get the elbow cleaned out. The surgery had always been planned, but Mejia felt discomfort during his Saturday start.
  • Bobby Parnell's (herniated disc in neck) symptoms have lessened but not to the point where he can begin baseball activities.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Flores DL?, Francisco Throws, Familia going to Throw, Parnell Progressing, Mejia don't have limit, A Scout's Take on Juan Lagares

Mets News and Notes:

Flores DL?:

Wilmer Flores' sprained right ankle felt worse Tuesday, creating the possibility of a DL trip, Terry Collins said.

Flores twisted the ankle running the bases in the second inning Monday night and limped badly after the game. He remained in the series opener and completed the game after getting the ankle taped.

Collins said a DL determination likely would not be made for a couple of days.

Sandy Alderson said Flores has not undergone X-rays or an MRI.

"It's pretty stiff," Collins said. "In this world we live in, there's always the possibility of the DL. We certainly won't know anything for a day or so. I think the fact that he was taped up might have kept it a little bit intact. But after the game he was very, very uncomfortable. And today he was even worse than last night."

Francisco Throws and Familia going to Throw:

Frank Francisco, who has yet to appear this season, threw off a mound in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tuesday for the first time since receiving anti-inflammatory injections in his right elbow in mid-July.

Francisco threw only fastballs. He tossed 20 pitches.

Francisco underwent what seemed like a benign surgery on Dec. 18 to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

Meanwhile, Jeurys Familia is due to throw off a mound Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery on June 5 to clean out his right elbow.

Parnell Progress:

Closer Bobby Parnell was deemed to be making "good progress" in rebounding from a herniated disk in his neck. Parnell had received an epidural injection on Aug. 5.

Parnell recently was reevaluated by team doctors. He remains idle, though.

LaTroy Hawkins primarily has handled the closing duties in Parnell's absence.

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