Mets activate Bobby Parnell and Dilson Herrera from disabled list

By Ryan Punzalan

The Mets have made a flurry of moves a few minutes ago, which included activating Dilson Herrera and Bobby Parnell from the disabled list.

As mentioned earlier, Herrera was going to be called up from Las Vegas before tonight’s game, but it was unclear what the corresponding move would be.

We now know that Ruben Tejada has been placed on paternity leave as he celebrates the arrival a new baby girl.

Bobby Parnell, who hasn’t pitched off a major league mound since last April, will also get called up after rehabbing in 15 minor league games. He’s set to take Dillon Gee‘s spot in the roster, as Gee has been moved to the bereavement list after the passing of his grandmother.

Parnell struggled mightily during his rehab appearances, tossing 14 innings with an ERA of 11.57. He walked 14 batters, struck out only 11 and has allowed a mind-boggling 18 runs in those five appearances. Numbers like this are concerning, but perhaps he’ll be able to throw effective pitches in the majors.

Because the Tejada and Gee moves are temporary, it’ll be interesting to see what happens after this week when they’re set to return to the ball club.

Both Herrera and Parnell will be active and available tonight against the San Francisco Giants.