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Bobby Parnell (quad) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday.
Parnell threw a scoreless inning in a "B" game on Thursday, so he's ready to roll. The reliever is coming off of neck surgery, but it's a tight quad that's slowed his routine in camp. However, it appears that both issues are now behind him, and he should be fine to close on Opening Day if he doesn't have any setbacks.
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Bobby Parnell (quad, neck) threw a scoreless inning in a "B" game on Thursday in Mets camp.
"Everything felt good," Parnell said afterward. "Coming into it my routine was good and my arm was strong. I felt like I came out there throwing strikes, so I'm happy with it." The right-hander should be ready to close for the Mets on the first day of the regular season. He had an outstanding 2.16 ERA in 50 innings last year.
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Bobby Parnell (quad, neck) will throw one inning in a "B" game on Thursday.
Parnell suffered a quad injury early on in camp, but he's been throwing off a mound for a little while now and appears past the injury. The closer's surgically-repaired neck also has not been an issue. Parnell should be ready to handle the ninth inning on Opening Day.
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Bobby Parnell (quad) threw 36 pitches in a successful batting practice session on Saturday.
It marked the first time this spring that the Mets closer has faced live hitters. He came to camp recovering from a herniated disc in his neck, then suffered a minor quad injury while covering first base during an infield drill early in workouts. He's still expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for Opening Day.
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Bobby Parnell suffered a minor quad injury while covering first base during a drill Thursday.
It sounds like it's no big deal, but the Mets understandably want to be cautious at this point in camp. "Everyone thinks it's very, very mild," pitching coach Dan Warthen said Friday. "He wanted to throw today." Parnell has looked good to this point as he works his way back from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.
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Bobby Parnell (neck) has pushed back his bullpen session from Thursday to Friday.
Parnell, who is coming back from neck surgery, just threw 35 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday and simply doesn't want to push it this early in camp. "I'm running off of Bobby 100 percent," said Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen. "He said he feels good, but he's smart enough to tell me if he needs the extra day. I had him scheduled to throw today. He said, 'I can throw, but how about an extra day?'" The Mets aim for Parnell to make his spring debut on March 10, which should give him plenty of time to get ready for the regular season assuming no setbacks.
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Bobby Parnell (neck) threw a successful bullpen session on Monday morning in Mets camp.
It was only 15 pitches and the catcher was in front of the plate, but Parnell made it through without any issues and continues to make steady progress in his recovery from neck surgery. The Mets are optimistic that their 29-year-old closer will be ready for Opening Day.
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Marc Carig of Long Island Newsday reports that Bobby Parnell (neck) will throw another bullpen session on Monday.
It's expected to be another light session in which he only throws around 10 pitches, but is still a big step in the right direction for the Mets closer. He's expected to be healthy and ready to go for the start of the regular season, but the Mets have inked Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde as insurance options.
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Mets manager Terry Collins said that Bobby Parnell (neck) felt "great" during his first bullpen session on Friday.
It's the first time Parnell has been on the bump since undergoing surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The Mets have been cautious about predicting a timetable for their closer, but things are looking good so far for him being ready to handle the ninth inning come Opening Day.
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Mike Puma of the New York Post was told by a Mets source that Bobby Parnell (neck) has looked "great" while throwing at the club's spring training complex.
Making his way back from surgery in September to repair a herniated disk in his neck, Parnell was cleared to resume baseball activities two weeks ago. The Mets might take things a little slowly with him in spring training, but, barring any setbacks, the close should be ready for Opening Day.