Mets place Bobby Parnell on disabled list with numb finger

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Bobby Parnell has been experiencing numbness in the middle finger of his right hand and the Mets placed him on the disabled list, with the reliever scheduled to undergo further testing on the injury.

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com there’s speculation that the problem may have to do with blood clotting, which “may be treatable with aspirin.”

For now the official diagnosis is a “circulatory problem.”

Parnell has allowed five runs in 7.1 innings as Francisco Rodriguez’s setup man, but did manage 11 strikeouts while averaging 95.6 miles per hour with his fastball.

Report: Rangers sign Jeff Mathis to two-year deal

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The Rangers have signed catcher Jeff Mathis to a two-year contract, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The deal is pending a physical.

Mathis turns 36 years old at the end of March and has a career .564 OPS across 14 seasons, but he is well-regarded for his defense and ability to handle a pitching staff.

The arrival of Mathis could mean the Rangers are moving on from Robinson Chirinos behind the plate, as he is now a free agent. The Rangers could go after another catcher to complement Mathis or just have Isiah Kiner-Falefa back up Mathis. Though Kiner-Falefa mostly played elsewhere, including three spots across the infield, he did rack up over 300 defensive innings behind the plate in 2018.