Vic Black and Bobby Parnell are inching closer to a return to the big league club. Both pitchers will pitch in a final rehab game tonight with the St. Lucie Mets before moving on to Binghamton for continued work, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.
Parnell, on the other hand, has faced a longer road back to the majors; his last major league game was Opening Day last year before going down for the season with Tommy John surgery. Last month, Parnell was shut down while suffering from forearm soreness after three appearances with the St. Lucie Mets.
Although both pitchers still have some rehab work to do before making it back to New York, their presence will be sorely welcomed with Jerry Blevins out with a fractured left arm and Jenrry Mejia serving an 80-game suspension.