#Mets closer Bobby Parnell (neck surgery) had good progress checkup last week. Still weeks away from clearance 4 bball activities.Mets closer Bobby Parnell received some good news from team doctors last week, but remains at least a month away from resuming baseball activities. You'll recall that Parnell last appeared in a game on July 30th when he notched his 22nd save of the season. He soon landed on the disabled list with neck stiffness and eventually had surgery to address a herniated disk, which ended is season.
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To date the expectation is that Parnell will be ready to start spring training, although it was reported that he has lost significant weight since his surgery. Such a weight loss could have have an effect on his stamina to start the season. For now however, take this as a step in the right direction as Parnell has without question become the team's closer going forward.