NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Parnell is ready to resume his role as the closer for the New York Mets.
Parnell didn’t pitch after July 30 and had surgery Sept. 10 to repair a herniated disk in his neck. He has been working out in Florida and says he plans on being the closer until he’s told otherwise.
Parnell was 5-5 with a career-best 2.16 ERA last year and 22 saves in 26 chances. LaTroy Hawkins, who took over the closer’s role when Parnell went on the disabled list, became a free agent and signed a $2.5 million, one-year contract with Colorado.
SOURCE: Associated Press