Mets placed beleaguered reliever Bobby Parnell on the 15-day DL a day after he was charged with his second extra-inning loss in the 3-game sweep by the Pirates this weekend. Mets report that the stint is related to “arm fatigue” and is not a setback in his return from Tommy John surgery.
Former Oriole Logan Verrett, who spent most of spring training with Baltimore before coming to the Mets, returns after a stint in AAA Las Vegas. Verrett pitched 12.1 innings earlier in the year with the Mets (1R, 4H, 4W), but was sent down to make room for Jenrry Mejia when he returned from his initial 80-game suspension in July.
Verrett will be available tonight as the Mets start a two-game series with the O’s in Baltimore.
Parnell struggled in his last few outings, but was brutal this weekend against the Pirates. Parnell was called on to pitch in extra innings twice, once on Friday and again on Sunday, but recorded only two outs, allowing six runs (four earned) and five hits.