Frank Francisco (elbow) tossed another scoreless inning in a rehab appearance with High-A St. Lucie on Monday.
Francisco has now cleared a significant hurdle, appearing in back-to-back games for the first time on his rehab. He will make at least one more rehab appearance, this time at a higher level, but he's close to rejoining the Mets' bullpen. Manager Terry Collins reiterated that Bobby Parnell will remain the team's closer after Francisco's activation, at least for now. "The one thing I don't think we're ready to do is start to juggle our bullpen at this particular moment when Bobby has done such a good job," Collins said. "We'll wait until Frankie gets here to make those determinations."