"We try to keep those things behind closed doors, but the media was there and saw it," Parnell said in a statement released by the team, per NJ.com. "But it wasn't about embarrassing anyone. Again, it goes back to creating that culture on and off the field."
Parnell said he talked with Syndergaard since the incident became public.
"It's a clubhouse issue that needed to be handled," Parnell said. "We are trying to create a winning culture around here and that what's the whole situation was about."
Mets manager Terry Collins said he has no issue with how Parnell handled the matter.
"I think it's the perfect way he dealt with it," Collins told NJ.com. "Perfect. I think Bobby did what I would do and a number of other guys would've have done. The captain made a statement and it wasn't really adhered to and Bobby said, 'Maybe he didn't hear it'."
However, Wright was not apologetic about the message he delivered to the highly touted pitching prosect.
"I talked to Noah yesterday, that's the thing I apologized to him for not realizing that obviously I choose to do it, so it's not the media's fault by any means, but I didn't notice the media was within earshot. So that's what I apologized to Noah for," Wright said.
"Now he has to answer questions, I have to answer questions, (Mets manager) Terry (Collins) has to answer questions, that's not the way that I like to handle things. I wasn't aware of my surroundings. As far as the content of it, I think that's something that I think Noah did an excellent job understanding the situation, he was very remorseful of the situation."
On Tuesday, Wright and reliever
Syndergaard, who added staying in the clubhouse was "straight up" ignorance on his part, said Wright has spoken to him twice since the incident.
"He wanted to make sure I knew that Bobby (Parnell) and he were not picking on me," Syndergaard said Wednesday. "He just wanted to make it clear, they care about me, they want me to be a part of the team, they think I can contribute in the future."
"It felt good to see some hitters in the box," Parnell said. "It means I'm making the right steps forward. It was a big step."
Although Parnell is expected to start the season on the disabled list, manager Terry Collins did leave the door open for some major-league exhibition games late in spring training.
"He's going to be a piece we're going to have to have. Like I said to him, 'You've got to still take it slow.' Hopefully by the end of spring training he gets into a couple of games."
"Honestly the biggest hurdle is going to be not overthrowing when I see hitters," Parnell said, per NJ.com. "(Thursday) the live BP is going to be for me to go out and see a hitter in a box. I don't think it's for me to try to get hitters out.
"(Thursday) I'm just going to go out there and throw four-seam fastballs and tell them to pull the ball and not hit it back at me. And go from there."
Parnell, who is expected to start the season on the disabled list, will likely pitch in some major-league exhibition games this spring.
"I think I'll throw in games," Parnell said. "I don't know when. I don't know where. Games are probably a couple of weeks away."
Parnell had Tommy John surgery last April, and is working his way back from the injury. Parnell will toss a bullpen session on Thursday, and if that goes well, he'll face hitters for the first time since his procedure. He'll likely open the year on the disabled list, but could be activated by May.
Parnell posted a 2.16 ERA over 50 innings back in 2013.
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