Detroit News "A one-time Mets reliever whose 100-mph fastball became a trademark, as well as a torment for many big-league batters, has joined the Tigers, sources close to the negotiations have confirmed. Bobby Parnell, 31, signed a minor-league free-agent deal Thursday, which includes an invitation to..." February 18
MetsBlog.com "The Mets will call up RHP Logan Verrett from Triple-A Las Vegas and bring him to Baltimore, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports (Aug. 18). To make room for Verrett, the Mets will place RHP Bobby Parnell on the disabled list (Aug. 18). According to Rubin, Parnell has had no major setback but is..." August 18
New York Post "Bobby Parnell won’t begin the season with the Mets, but Wednesday cleared another hurdle in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander pitched a scoreless inning in Port St. Lucie against Triple-A New Orleans in his first game action in nearly a year. According to reports, Parnell’s..." March 26
ESPN New York "Bobby Parnell is due to open the season on the disabled list, in the final stages of his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Asked how long Parnell might miss, a source told ESPNNewYork.com that he did not believe the absence would be lengthy. "I would think two to three weeks," said the source..." February 17
ESPN "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..." April 07
New York Post "Bobby Parnell’s partially torn medial collateral ligament in his right elbow will cost him at least six weeks with the Mets, and potentially much longer. According to general manager Sandy Alderson, the right-hander’s “conservative” rehab approach will entail about two weeks of rest followed by..." April 03
ESPN "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..." April 03
#Mets: Parnell has partial tear of MCL in right below. Prescribed complete rest for two weeks. Could need surgery.
CBS Sports "Mets closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his elbow, the team announced. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will rest for two weeks before beginning a throwing program. The team says Parnell will then be reevaluated to see if he needs..." April 01
ESPN "Closer Bobby Parnell's next bullpen session will wait further. Parnell, returning from surgery to address a herniated disk in his neck, injured his left quadriceps muscle covering first base during a drill Thursday. He was not outdoors with teammates for Friday's morning stretching, but..." February 22
Bobby Parnell threw off a mound for the first time today post herniated disk surgery and felt "great," Terry Collins said.
New York Post "Bobby Parnell raised his right arm to just above his waist. He was showing The Post how badly the pain affected him before he underwent neck surgery last Sept. 10 to repair a herniated disk. “The pain was bad,’’ Parnell said. “Real bad.’’ The good news for the Mets is the pain is gone and..." February 11
Hardball Talk "Mets closer Bobby Parnell went on the disabled list after a perfect inning of relief on July 30 and did not return, eventually undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. It was an unfortunate end to his first season as the team’s full-time closer, as he had a 2.16 ERA and 22 saves..." January 18
#Mets avoided arbitration with Bobby Parnell. He gets $3.7M for 2014. Chance to make $50,000 bonus if appears in 60 games
ESPN New York "New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell, who underwent Sept. 10 surgery in California for a herniated disk in his neck, has been fully cleared for baseball activities. After attending David Wright's wedding, Parnell stayed on the West Coast to be examined by Dr. Robert Watkins, who had performed the..." January 09
MLB.com "Mets closer Bobby Parnell will undergo surgery for a herniated disk in his neck manager Terry Collins said Monday. Parnell first experienced neck stiffness during the team's series in Miami in late July. Over the course of the following week he received anti-inflammatory injections and an..." September 10
ESPN New York "New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell requires surgery for a herniated disk in his neck but has yet to undergo the procedure a baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com. Parnell who turns 29 on Sunday landed on the disabled list July 31. He emerged as a solid closer this season with Frank Francisco..." September 09
ESPN New York "Bobby Parnell indicated the herniated disk in his neck is pushing on a nerve and causing discomfort down his arm. He hopes the epidural -- an anti-inflammatory injection right on the disk which he received Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery -- will calm the issue. He said he is prepared to..." August 07
CBS Sports "The Mets have placed closer Bobby Parnell on the 15-day DL with a herniated disk in his neck. The move is retroactive to July 31. Infielder Wilmer Flores has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill the roster spot. Parnell 28 has not pitched in a week due to continued discomfort in his..." August 06
North Jersey "Bobby Parnell will be reexamined by a doctor today after missing his fifth straight game with a sore neck. The closer could face a stint on the disabled list. Terry Collins said Parnell has "not [improved] a lot." "I mean he feels better but not enough to pitch him for sure" he..." August 05
As of 12:30 Eastern no traction for the Mets on either Marlon Byrd or Bobby Parnell.
The Mets are not in any trade dialogue about Bobby Parnell and a little about Marlon Byrd but nothing serious at this point.
New York Post "The Mets want Bobby Parnell to be the closer moving forward — and why not? He is a homegrown success story: the guy they saw talent in, stuck with and watched develop into an elite closer. Ignore his save total (15), which reflects the Mets’ low win total. Parnell has the same WHIP (0.88) as NL..." July 09
North Jersey "He picked a lot of brains to get where he is now. No closer – past or present – escaped the Mets clubhouse without fielding at least one question from Bobby Parnell. Of the stacks of advice he assembled, there is one piece he clutches tight each time he returns to the mound. It is a souvenir he..." June 04
New York Post "Terry Collins raved about Ike Davis and Shaun Marcum, of course. But the Mets manager also had high praise for the growth he has seen in closer Bobby Parnell. “He’s got the demeanor of a closer,” Collins said of Parnell, who flipped the Braves 1-2-3 on 12 pitches in the ninth inning, racking up..." May 27
New York Daily News "Bobby Parnell was exactly where he wanted to be Monday afternoon. The Mets’ righthanded reliever was given the ball in the ninth inning of a one-run game. Don’t tell the 28-year-old with the tantalizing fastball that spring training games are meaningless. This spring, Parnell has used every..." March 20
New York Post "Bobby Parnell’s stint as the Mets’ closer may not be temporary. Manager Terry Collins tabbed Parnell to take over the spot if Frank Francisco isn’t ready to start the season in his prolonged comeback from elbow soreness, but pitching coach Dan Warthen said yesterday it will be Parnell’s job to..." March 10
Bergen Record "Nobody – not Bobby Parnell, not Terry Collins – is quite sure why Parnell’s arsenal has a history of losing its bite in the ninth inning. "Maybe I put a little bit more pressure on myself in the past," Parnell said Wednesday morning inside the clubhouse at Tradition Field. "I can’t do that..." February 14
New York Post "Bobby Parnell has six weeks to get into a closer’s mindset, if needed. For that he is thankful manager Terry Collins already has decided Parnell will be the Mets’ closer if Frank Francisco can’t be ready for Opening Day. “Him just coming out and saying it is going to help me a lot get better in..." February 14
Bergen Record "For a few minutes Tuesday afternoon, Frank Francisco was still harboring false hope that the closer job was his to lose, even if lingering elbow inflammation made him easy pickings. "It’s always going to be a competition," Francisco said. "All those guys – seventh inning, eighth inning – they..." February 13
New York Post "For openers, the Mets will prepare a potential new closer. When the team’s pitchers and catchers take the field today for their first official workout of spring training, Bobby Parnell should have the mindset he’s the Mets closer, manager Terry Collins said yesterday, as Frank Francisco nurses..." February 13