Parsons signed a one-year, $400,000 contract Monday with the NC Dinos of the Korea Baseball Organization, Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency reports. The deal also includes up to $200,000 in incentives.
Parsons was part of the Rockies' 60-man roster pool in 2020, but he failed to earn a callup from the organization's alternate training site at any point during the 60-game campaign. Since Parsons likely would have had to settle for a minor-league deal had he elected to continue his career in North America, he'll instead move across the Pacific for more financial security. Look for Parsons to seize a prominent spot in the bullpen for the Dinos, the KBO's reigning champions.
Parsons will be added to the Rockies' 60-man roster, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Parsons will join the players at the alternate site at Albuquerque once the season starts, so he is not guaranteed to pitch in the majors this season. He was reportedly converting back to being a starter this spring after working in a long relief role in 2019.
Parsons will pitch as a starter this season after spending last season in a relief role, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
All of Parsons' 33 big-league appearances to date have come out of the bullpen. He hasn't had much success, struggling to a 5.67 ERA and an awful 29:32 K:BB. It's hard to see him making much of an impact in the Rockies' rotation this season, and harder still to see a pitcher with his shaky track record becoming a viable fantasy option at Coors Field.
Parsons signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Saturday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Parsons got his biggest taste of major-league experience in 2019 as he logged 34.2 innings with the Braves and Rockies, but he stumbled to a 5.45 ERA with a 26:29 K:BB. The bulk of his work will likely come at the Triple-A level next season, where he's been more effective over the past two seasons with a 3.11 ERA and 130:46 K:BB. The report doesn't explicitly say so, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the right-hander in major-league camp for spring training as a non-roster invitee.
Parsons was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Wednesday.
Parsons was claimed off waivers from the Braves in August and once again gets exposed to the waiver wire. The 27-year-old posted a 3.52 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 17 outings for Atlanta, but he struggled even more in Colorado with a 6.98 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 15 appearances.
Parsons was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
He was claimed on waivers earlier in the week after the Braves designated him for assignment. Parsons has a 4.43 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 20.1 career MLB innings and should assume a low-leverage relief role.
Parsons was claimed off waivers by the Rockies on Monday.
Parsons has spent most of the season with Triple-A Gwinnett, posting a 2.86 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 54:21 K:BB across 56.2 innings with the Stripers. The right-hander has made 17 appearances in the majors, compiling a 3.52 ERA despite his 1.57 WHIP and 12:13 K:BB. Scott Oberg (blood clot) was moved to the 60-day IL to make room on the 40-man roster for Parsons, who will report to Triple-A Albuquerque..
Parsons was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett following Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Royals, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Parsons recorded one out and wasn't charged with any runs Tuesday, but he didn't pitch well as he allowed two inherited runners to score via two walks and a hit by pitch. The Braves are likely to call up another reliever to bolster their bullpen depth Wednesday.
Parsons was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
The 26-year-old began 2019 with the major-league club, but was optioned after recording an ERA of 3.77 and a 12:11 K:BB over 14.1 innings. Since being optioned to Triple-A, he's amassed an ERA of 2.08 with a 41:15 K:BB over 43.1 innings. The right-hander should claim a place in the bullpen for now after Kyle Wright and Touki Toussaint were optioned to Triple-A in corresponding moves.
Parsons was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
Parsons will head back to the minors to free up a roster spot for Anthony Swarzak, who was acquired from the Mariners on Monday in exchange for Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) and Jesse Biddle. During his most recent stint with the big club, Parsons allowed one run on four hits and three walks across three appearances (four innings).
Parson was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Parsons started the season in Atlanta but was sent down after recording a poor 10:8 K:BB and a mediocre 4.35 ERA in 10.1 innings. He's back up after throwing seven scoreless innings for Gwinnett and will likely fill a low-leverage role.
Parsons was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Parsons has a mediocre 4.35 ERA and a poor 10:8 K:BB in 10.1 frames of relief this season. He'll make way for new acquisition Jonny Venters, acquired in a trade from Oakland earlier in the day.
Parsons walked three batters and allowed one run in two innings of relief during Thursday's loss to the Reds.
After a promising start to the season, Parsons has had trouble finding the plate in recent outings. He's issued six free passes in 2.2 innings over his last three appearances, and his 4.35 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 10:8 K:BB through 10.1 frames on the year could have the right-hander on shaky ground the next time Atlanta needs to add fresh arms to its bullpen.
Parsons struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief to record his first hold of the season in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Entering the game in the eighth inning with two on and none out to protect a one-run lead, Parsons needed only eight pitches to punch out the first batter he faced and then induce a double play. The 26-year-old is quickly earning manager Brian Snitker's trust, and Parsons' 6:1 K:BB through 5.1 innings suggests he's capable of handling a high-leverage set-up role for Atlanta.
Parsons (1-0) was credited with the win Monday, working a perfect fifth inning in an 8-0 victory over the Cubs.
Starter Sean Newcomb ran up his pitch count and got the hook after four innings, and Parsons became the pitcher of record with the Braves already ahead 5-0. The 26-year-old had a great spring to win a spot on the 25-man roster, and while he has had one shaky outing so far, his 3:1 K:BB in 2.2 innings is solid. Given the turmoil in the Atlanta bullpen, if he continues to pitch effectively, Parsons should quickly work his way into a more high-leverage role.
Parsons will be on the Braves' Opening Day roster, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Parsons could hardly have had a better spring. He didn't allow a single home run in 15 innings of work, striking out 17 batters while walking just one. The 26-year-old has just five big-league innings under his belt but could stick with the team this year if the improved performance he showed this spring is here to stay.
Parson was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
As expected, Parsons will journey back down to the minors after tossing five innings of relief against the Nationals on Thursday to cover for the early exit of Anibal Sanchez (calf). During that outing, he allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three. In a corresponding move, Adam McCreery was also sent down to Gwinnett while Chad Sobotka and Chad Bell were called up to the majors.
Parsons was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
Parsons will join the big club ahead of the second half of Tuesday's twin bill to offer additional bullpen help after Atlanta's bullpen was tasked with six innings of work in Game 1. The 25-year-old has yet to make an appearance at the major-league level this season, though he owns a solid 3.03 ERA across 65.1 innings with Gwinnett.
Parsons was optioned back to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
Just a day after being called up from Gwinnett, Parsons was cast off the active roster in order to make room for the recently acquired Kevin Gausman. Parsons has yet to make an appearance at the big-league level this season and will continue serving as organization depth in Triple-A.
Parsons was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.
Parsons has been a staple in Gwinnett's rotation for a majority of this season, logging a 2.89 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with a 55:18 K:BB across 62.1 innings. He will likely be utilized as a middle-relief option while with the Braves.
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