Bobby Parnell threw off a mound for the first time since having herniated disk surgery, Terry Collins told media in St. Lucie on Friday.
Parnell tossed 10 pitches and looked “great,” according to Collins.
Collins initially felt Parnell was further away from throwing, but the team’s medical staff determined he was ready and Parnell was on board.
“It was a good start,” Collins said.
The Mets added veteran relievers Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth on minor-league deals this winter. However, according to Collins, Parnell is his closer.