"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 surgery."
With Parnell definitely gone for a while and quite likely a lot longer, the Mets have handed the closing job over to Jose Valverde. Valverde came to the Mets in February on a minor league deal and is seemingly the best option they have. He was terrific yesterday, coming in to a bases loaded situation with two out & striking out Ryan Zimmerman. He followed that with a quick 1-2-3 8th inning. Valverde has 286 career saves & a 3.19 ERA. He has piled up 35+ saves in four different seasons.
With Parnell being placed on the 15-day disabled list today, the team called up veteran Kyle Farnsworth to fill his bullpen spot. Stay tuned to Sports Injury Alert for any future updates.
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