Demotion, release, or injury? Bobby Parnell chooses stint on Mets’ disabled list


After taking losses in back-to-back appearances Bobby Parnell was no longer wanted in the Mets’ bullpen, so according to Mike Puma of the New York Post the team gave the former closer three choices: Designated for assignment, demoted to Triple-A, or placed on the disabled list.

Parnell chose the DL stint, so he’s been shut down two months after completing his comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery. He had great initial success, posting a 0.73 ERA in his first 13 games back from surgery, but Parnell has allowed 13 runs in his last 10 outings to see his ERA balloon to 5.59 overall.

Parnell is an impending free agent making $3.7 million, so unless he makes it back from the DL for some September action this likely signals the end of his time with the Mets after a decade in the organization.

Carl Crawford arrested on domestic violence charge

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Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford has been arrested in Texas on a domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. The charge was designated as “assault fam/house mem impede breath circulate,” suggesting that Crawford allegedly choked someone. Crawford surrendered to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

Crawford was in the news last week as well when two people — a 25-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy — were found dead at his home in Houston. The boy reportedly had trouble breathing and the woman jumped in to help him.

Crawford, who owns a record label called 1501 Certified Entertainment, posted a message on Instagram about the incident:

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There will likely be more information brought to light about Crawford’s alleged domestic violence incident in the coming days. It is unclear if there are any common factors between the domestic violence incident and the pool incident.