Bobby Parnell, Mets avoid arbitration with one-year deal


Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that right-hander Bobby Parnell and the Mets have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

Parnell made just one appearance last season before undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery and is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day. He was paid $3.7 million in 2014 and Rubin says he’ll receive the same salary for 2015, which is more or less how the arbitration process tends to work for injured players.

Parnell was a very effective reliever from 2010-2013, throwing 213 innings with a 2.79 ERA and 202/67 K/BB ratio while serving as the Mets’ closer for a stint.