Puma also states that the Mets gave Parnell three options: get a designated assignment, go to Triple-A Vegas, or be placed on the DL.
Logan Verrett is coming to replace Bobby Parnell in the bullpen. Parnell was given choice of DFA, option to Vegas or DL. Picked DL.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 18, 2015
Parnell is being placed on the disabled two months after completing his comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery. Initially, he had great success, posting a 0.73 ERA in his first 13 games back from surgery, but he’s allowed 13 runs in his last 10 outings to see his ERA rise to 5.59 overall.
Parnell is scheduled to be a free agent after this season. It’s safe to say that 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.