NEW YORK (AP) _ Mets closer Bobby Parnell has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a partially torn elbow ligament and will be sidelined until at least late May.
Parnell will be out much longer if it turns out he needs surgery. But first, he will try resting for two weeks before beginning a throwing program that could last four weeks, general manager Sandy Alderson says. If that doesn’t heal Parnell’s right elbow sufficiently, he likely would require surgery.
The move Wednesday was made retroactive to April 1. New York selected the contract of veteran right-hander Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A Las Vegas and added him to a suspect bullpen that flopped on opening day.
In other moves, second baseman Daniel Murphy was placed on paternity leave and the Mets recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Las Vegas. Flores started at second against Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
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