Mets, Bobby Parnell agree to one-year, $1.7m contract

Image (1) Bobby-Parnell-polaroid3.jpg for post 142182The Mets and Bobby Parnell have avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million contract for 2013.

MLB Trade Rumors predicted Parnell would earn $1.5 million through arbitration this winter.

In 74 games for the Mets in 2012, Parnell, 28, went 5-4 with a 2.49 ERA, allowing 19 earned runs and 20 walks with 61 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings.

Parnell has two more years of arbitration eligibility, and can become a free agent after the 2015 season.