New York Mets
WASHINGTON -- The Mets have not made the official call, but a team official acknowledged it is "likely" closer Bobby Parnell is done for the season.
It remains unresolved whether Parnell will require surgery on the herniated disc in his neck. He has not appeared in a major league game since July 30. The season ends Sept. 29, and Parnell remains in New York, mostly inactive.
As for Vic Black, the Triple-A closer acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates, it is unlikely he would get closing opportunities in September. Black is due to join the Mets on Sunday at Nationals Park, once rosters expand.
"I've heard he's got a good arm," Collins said. "I saw a report that said in Double-A he was voted the best slider."