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Tigers sign Parnell to minor league deal

Bobby Parnell
Bobby Parnell (file photo)

Former Mets closer Bobby Parnell has agreed to sign a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers organization, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.

Parnell will have a chance to compete for a role in the Tigers’ major league bullpen this spring. After missing nearly all of the 2014 season following Tommy John surgery, Parnell returned to the major leagues last year with the Mets, but he lacked the fastball velocity and control that had made him successful earlier in his career.

Hopefully now two years removed from the surgery, Parnell will be further along in his recovery and better able to contribute at the major league level.

Source: MLB Trade Rumors