Parnell was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday. Since getting demoted back on June 14, Parnell has allowed just one run over nine appearances, bringing his minor league ERA down to 3.07 following some early-season struggles. He'll now head back to Detroit to provide support in middle relief.
Parnell was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. Parnell has struggled in limited action since his contract was purchased by the Tigers at the start of the month, allowing four hits and three earned runs across 3.2 innings of relief work. The 31-year-old will now head back to Triple-A, where he holds a 3.98 ERA in 20.1 innings on the season. He'll be replaced in the Detroit bullpen by Buck Farmer, who was officially recalled Tuesday in a corresponding move.
Parnell had his contract purchased Wednesday by the Tigers, Anthony Fenech reports. Parnell had spent the previous eight seasons with the Mets, posting a 3.78 career ERA as a reliever. However, he had a career-worst 6.38 ERA in 2015 through 24 innings of relief, leading him to sign a minor league deal with the Tigers. After putting up a 3.98 ERA in 21 appearances for Triple-A Toledo, he will now get a shot to contribute at the big league level again with Tigers' reliever Warwick Saupold being placed on the 15-day DL.
Parnell has decided to stay with the Tigers and has signed a minor league contract Wednesday. The right-hander was released by the Tigers on Monday, but will return to the club on a new contract. He'll likely act as organizational depth with the Triple-A club, but could find his way back up to the big leagues if he succeeds in the minors.
Parnell was released by the Tigers on Monday, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports. Parnell was in the running for one of the last spots in Detroit's bullpen, but it appears that the Tigers were not willing to give him the position. Parnell struggled a lot last season with the Mets, but he does have a lot of major league experience which could help him latch on with another team fairly soon.