The Mets have recalled right-handed relief pitcher Logan Verrett and placed fellow righty Bobby Parnell on the disabled list. According to Mike Puma of the Post, the Mets gave Parnell the option of being designated for assignment, accepting an option to Triple-A, or being placed on the disabled list, and Parnell chose the disabled list.
Parnell has struggled mightily in his return to the big leagues after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. After an impressive start, Parnell has pitched to a 14.14 ERA in his last ten outings. In 19.1 innings this year, Parnell has a 5.59 ERA, 10 strikeouts, and 12 walks with a 1.86 WHIP. He's dealt with diminished velocity after his surgery.
Verrett will arrive for his second major league stint with the Mets—and third overall—in 2015. He impressed in his first one with the Mets. In 12.1 innings, he allowed just one earned run with 12 strikeouts and just 4 walks. Verrett has spent most of his time in Las Vegas this year, seeing action as both a reliever and a starter. In 16 appearances for the Triple-A club, including nine starts, Verrett has a 3.57 ERA, 45 strikeouts, and 17 walks in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.