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Bobby Parnell To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

The New York Mets have announced that closer Bobby Parnell will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his right elbow and will miss the rest of the 2014 season.

Parnell was initially diagnosed with the partial MCL tear early last week and the Mets had feared that Tommy John surgery would be required to repair the damage.

A 29-year-old right-hander, Parnell went 5-5 with a 2.16 ERA, a 3.67 strikeouts-to-walks ratio, and 22 saves in 50 innings pitched for the Mets last season.