Mets reliever Bobby Parnell has torn ligament in elbow

New York Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Parnell complained of tightness in his forearm following Monday’s game and following an MRI he received a plasma injection. The Mets will now rest him for two weeks and eventual Tommy John surgery is possible.

Parnell allowed one run in his inning of work on Monday, blowing a save opportunity in a Mets loss to the Washington Nationals.

Jose Valverde will operate as the Mets closer for the foreseeable future.

Parnell pitched in 49 games last season posting a 2.16 ERA with a 3.67 K/BB while saving 22 games.

Vic Black, Jeurys Familia, and Gonzalez Germen could be all be candidates for saves at some point this season.

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