Parnell activated by Mets after 14-month absence
The former closer was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday by the Mets, who placed right-hander Dillon Gee on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother.
Parnell was injured on March 31 last year in the season opener against Washington, and the right-hander had reconstructive elbow surgery on April 8.
He was 0-4 with an 11.57 ERA in 15 minor league appearances, striking out 11 and walking 14 in 14 innings. Opponents had a .373 batting average against him.