Mets manager Terry Collins said that Bobby Parnell will close for the Mets if Frank Francisco is placed on the disabled list with a stiff left oblique.
Frank Francisco is unavailable on Sunday against the Yankees, the second game he has missed with the injury. Collins said that it will be a game time decision as to whether or not Francisco is placed on the DL. For most of the season, Parnell has outpitched Francisco in every category that matters except saves, posting a 3.30 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 30/8 K/BB rate over 30 innings. He should be grabbed in most formats immediately.