The Mets are on the verge of getting two of their key relievers back for the 2015 season. Vic Black has looked good during his rehab appearances and is close to a return.
Another key member of the Mets bullpen that is rehabbing is Bobby Parnell. The former Mets closer has been recovering from Tommy John surgery. His rehab process has been an up and down one, with his velocity being the biggest issue.
Last night, it appears that Parnell has moved in the right direction. Terry Collins says that he received good news from Parnell's rehab appearance. Parnell's velocity was up to 94-95 MPH, which Collins called "a huge step forward" for the 30-year-old.
While not quite at the speed he was once accustomed to throwing, it's nevertheless an encouraging sign for Parnell, who was struggling to throw in the low-90s early this year.
The Mets' bullpen has been very good this season even with the injuries and missing Black and Parnell. Getting both of those guys back, along with Jerry Blevins, will provide a considerable boost to an already-impressive bullpen.