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Bobby Parnell played catch Saturday with his teammates in Miami for the first time since having Tommy John in April.

Parnell told reporters he will spend the off-season rehabbing in Port St. Lucie. He plans to pitch off a mound around Christmas.

"I had my time off," Parnell said (Rubin, Sept. 2).

Matthew Cerrone: Think about it: Jenrry Mejia, Vic Black, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin... and Parnell. I know he's not likely to be ready to pitch in a game until later in the year, but the bullpen is shaping up to be a huge strength for this team, following several seasons when it was an obvious weakness. It's also worth noting the organization has a variety of other young pitchers, and an already crowded rotation, so I assume other pitchers will pass through the bullpen as well...

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