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Bobby Parnell to close for Mets

Updated: June 25, 2012, 7:23 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

CHICAGO -- Bobby Parnell will be the exclusive closer while Frank Francisco mends a strained left oblique on the disabled list, Terry Collins said before Monday's series opener against the Cubs.

Parnell auditioned for the closing role late last season, after Jason Isringhausen notched his 300th save. But Parnell struggled -- converting only three of seven chances in September -- and the Mets committed two years, $12 million to Francisco, plus an additional $3.5 million for one year to ...

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