Parnell to face batters this weekend

Bobby Parnell

Bobby Parnell

#39 RP
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM1
  • W0

  • L0

  • BB1

  • K1

  • ERA9.00

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- So much attention has been paid to Matt Harvey facing batters as soon as Thursday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery. Well, Bobby Parnell will only be a few days behind.

Parnell expects to throw one more bullpen session on Thursday, then face batters this weekend for the first time since his procedure.

Parnell underwent Tommy John surgery on April 8, 2014. He will open this season on the disabled list. For the second straight day Tuesday, Collins estimated Parnell would be activated in early May.