(NEW YORK) — New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell’s season is officially over, after the team announced Sunday he will have Tommy John Surgery on his right elbow.
Team doctor David Atlchek will perform the surgery on Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
Last Tuesday it was revealed that Parnell had a partially-torn MCL in his right elbow. It was originally planned that Parnell would attempt to rehab his elbow rather than have surgery. The 29-year-old was going to rest for two weeks before determining if rehab would work.
Instead, Parnell decided it would be best not to chance it and elected to have the surgery so he would be ready for the start of the 2015 season.
With Parnell out, Jose Valverde has taken over the closing duties in Queens.
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