According to Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com, Bobby Parnell is on track to return to the Mets in time for spring training. As he continues his rehab in Port St. Lucie, Parnell is now throwing from 60 feet and will continue to strengthen his arm, moving up to 75 feet sometime next week. Parnell spoke with Vorkunov about his rehab:
“I take it one week at a time for myself. I try not to look too far in advance because I know that a setback’s possible because, not necessarily reinjuring, but just sore from stepping up throwing or something like that. I just take it at a week at a time…A lot of people have come back from it. And the percentage of people coming back from it is high. It’s in there but I just know I gotta stick to the plan and go forward and be cautious at the same time and not rush anything.”
While Parnell won’t throw off of a mound until after Christmas, he continues to feel good and seems eager to return to the big league club. For now, it looks like Parnell is in line to join a much stronger bullpen than when he went down on opening day of 2014.