NEW YORK — The New York Mets and injured closer Bobby Parnell have avoided arbitration and agreed on a one-year, $3.7 million contract, the same salary while he was sidelined for nearly all of last season.
The team announced the deal Wednesday. The contract includes a $50,000 bonus if Parnell makes 60 appearances in 2015.
The 30-year-old right-hander blew a save on opening day last season and had elbow-reconstruction surgery a week later. Parnell is 18-24 with 36 saves — 22 in 2013 — and a 3.57 ERA in 299 games, eight starts. He will likely begin the season on the disabled list.
Parnell can become a free agent after this season.