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Mets Avoid Arbitration with Bobby Parnell

Mets signings are coming fast and furiously — now they have reached a deal with Bobby Parnell to avoid arbitration.

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Bobby Parnell has reached agreement with Mets on 2014 contract.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post, who apparently has a pipeline into these signings, tweeted Friday afternoon that the deal is for $3.7 million. That is more than the $3 million I thought he would get.

Parnell was finally coming into his own as the Mets closer when he suffered a season-ending neck injury at the end of July that required surgery. He finished the season with a 2.16 ERA and 22 saves in 49 games.

Bobby Parnell is already throwing and says he will be fully recovered by Spring Training.

With Ruben Tejada, Ike Davis, Eric Young and now Parnell in the fold, the Mets have three more arbitration-eligible players to deal with — Lucas Duda, Dillon Gee and Daniel Murphy.

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