The struggling reliever was reportedly given the choice to be designated for assignment, optioned to Triple A Las Vegas or sent to the disabled list. Parnell apparently chose the disabled list for elbow fatigue, in conjunction with his recovery from his April 2014 Tommy John surgery.
Parnell, 30, has allowed 13 runs in his last 10 appearances, which has inflated his ERA to 5.59. Over his last two appearances, Parnell allowed four earned runs over 2/3 of an inning in two losses to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He did not record an out during Friday's appearance, despite facing three batters.
Verrett, 25, has 12 strikeouts and one save in 12 1/3 innings with the Mets this season.
- Kayla Lombardo