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Mets | Bobby Parnell out for a while with elbow issue

New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) is dealing with an incomplete tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow, and he'll need "complete rest" for two weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Parnell hasn't been able to stay healthy in his short time as the Mets' closer. Rubin suggests that Parnell will be out for an extended amount of time, since he won't be throwing at all for two weeks. It's likely we won't see Parnell back for at least a month and probably more. Jose Valverde, who impressed the club this spring, is expected to take over the ninth-inning duties. He should now be owned in all leagues. Vic Black (currently in the minors) and Jeurys Familia could also factor in down the road if Papa Grande falters.

2014-04-01 09:16:30 | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin

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