Worth noting

• Closer Bobby Parnell spoke Thursday for the first time since the Mets shut him down with a partially-torn MCL in his right elbow. Parnell, who is attempting to avoid surgery by rehabbing the ligament, said he never felt anything more than muscle tightness before Tuesday's MRI revealed the tear.

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