Bobby Parnell: I'm still Mets' closer

Updated: January 16, 2014, 11:55 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Mets closer Bobby Parnell, who underwent Sept. 10 surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, indicated Thursday that he expects to be ready for Opening Day without issue.

Parnell, 29, arrived at the Mets' spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., this week to ramp up activities under the supervision of team personnel. That is well ahead of the official Feb. 15 report date for pitchers and catchers.

Parnell was examined in California in late December ...

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