The New York Mets pitching staff has been hit hard with the injury bug this season. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, it was confirmed by manager Terry Collins that Mets closer Bobby Parnell will need neck surgery to repair a herniated disc.
This injury just adds to the Mets’ woes, as they’re super star pitcher Matt Harvey went down a few weeks ago. This season, Parnell emerged as a solid closer with 22 saves and a 2.16 ERA until he was put on the disabled list on August 6.
Parnell tried to avoid the surgery by resting, but that didn’t help. The Mets closer, who is under contract with the Mets until 2015, said he will be ready to go by spring training next year.