NEW YORK (WFAN) — It looks like there will be a new ninth-inning man in Queens.
Bobby Parnell will start the season as the Mets’ closer if Frank Francisco isn’t ready to go.
“Right now, Frankie Francisco is not going to be able to throw for awhile,” Mets manager Terry Collins told WFAN host Mike Francesa. “His elbow is still swelled up from the surgery. This is between you and me right now, I tell ya, because I haven’t talked to anybody else. But tomorrow I’m gonna go to Bobby Parnell and tell him that he’s gonna be the guy we’re gonna gear up to pitch the ninth inning.”