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58 Jenrry Mejia RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/205 | Birthdate: 10/11/1989 | Birthplace: Tabara Arriba, Azua, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $494,925 | Owned/Started%: 4/1 | Average Draft Position: 200.17
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Mets RP Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia was suspended 162 games for another positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, the league announced Tuesday.

Mejia tested positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone. He had already served a previous 80-game suspension earlier this season. Mejia is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA over 7 1/3 innings this season.


Mets RP Jenrry Mejia to primarily pitch in the seventh inning


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia will primarily be the seventh-inning reliever, manager Terry Collins said Sunday. Collins added he will also fill in at times for Bobby Parnell and Jeurys Familia in high-leverage situations.

Since returning from an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, Mejia has tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings. He has pitched the seventh inning in both of his appearances.


Mets' RP Jennry Mejia makes first appearance of season


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Mets reliever Jennry Mejia made his first appearance of the season Sunday after serving an 80-game PED suspension. He faced and retired just one batter in the Mets' win over the Diamondbacks. 

Mejia had been activated since Tuesday, but this was the first action he had seen. 

"It's tough but I understand because I was out two, two and a half months," Mejia told Newsday


Mets reinstate Jenrry Mejia from Restricted List; option Logan Verrett


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) The Mets have reinstated pitcher Jenrry Mejia from the Restricted List on Tuesday, the team announced.

Mejia will be available to pitch in Tuesday's contest at San Francisco. He served an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.

To make room for Mejia, the team optioned pitcher Logan Verrett to Triple-A. Verrett went 0-1 with a 2.95 ERA over 21 1/3 innings.


Mets RP Jenrry Mejia to assume setup role upon activation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia is ready to rejoin the team when his 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs ends next week, manager Terry Collins said Tuesday.

After two scoreless appearances in the Gulf Coast League (Rookie), Mejia fired one scoreless inning for Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday. He struck out two and has six strikeouts in three innings since he began to throw in the minors.

“He’s ready to go, ready to pitch here and he’s going to go out a couple of more times and then he’s going to come back,” Collins said, per the New York Post. “I think you’re going to see a little different team, when we start to get our guys back and our young kids have done a tremendous job of holding us in there while we’ve had all these injuries and in this case the suspension. But when [Mejia] gets back he’s going to help us.”

Collins said Mejia, who is expected to assume a setup role upon his return, has had his fastball range from 94-96 mph.

“When he was 20 years old he pitched pretty good at this level, in a similar role that he’s going to pitch in now,” Collins said. “Hopefully he can regain that and be a big asset for us in the bullpen.”


Suspended Mets RP Jenrry Mejia moved to Triple-A


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia is now pitching at Triple-A Las Vegas as he continues his comeback from an 80-game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs. He pitched a scoreless inning Monday with two strikeouts.

Mejia is eligible to return to the Mets on July 7.


Mets RP Jenrry Mejia strikes out side in GCL game Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia, who is eligible to return from an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs on July 7, pitched in a game with the Gulf Coast League (Rookie) Mets on Tuesday.

The right-hander tossed perfect inning of relief by striking out the side.


Mets RP Jenrry Mejia will return to bullpen after suspension


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) The Mets' bullpen could be getting one of their long-awaited arms back in the near future. Right-hander Jenrry Mejia , who was suspended for 80 games at the beginning of the season, is eligible to return on July 7 when the team is in San Francisco. And when he comes back, he'll have a spot at the back end of the bullpen waiting for him.

"When he comes back, he'll certainly be at the back end of that bullpen and ready to help out," manager Terry Collins said, per the New York Daily News.

The Mets currently have the third-lowest bullpen ERA in the National League, but lately they have had trouble handing a lead over to closer Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning.

Mejia will likely need about two weeks-worth of rehab games to get his arm up to speed before he joins the club. Mejia was on the disabled list with elbow soreness prior to the suspensions. But Mejia's health is no longer in question.

"This was not about health. His arm is fine," Collins said. "So when he gets his reps in and he gets his command back as he's getting ready to pitch - when he comes back - he'll certainly be at the back end of that bullpen."


Mets' Jenrry Mejia (elbow) to begin throwing program next week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia (elbow) will return to the United States to begin a throwing program in about 10 days, The Star-Ledger reports.

Mejia was placed on the disabled list in early April before being handed an 80-game suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid. Though initially the reliever was said by general manager Sandy Alderson not to be guaranteed a roster spot once his suspension was served, manager Terry Collins indicated on Monday that the team would find a spot for him in the bullpen.

Mejia had served as the team's closer before his absence, but the Mets have seen Jeurys Familia blossom in the role, racking up 15 saves in 16 opportunities while posting a 1.44 ERA and 30:6 K:BB ratio in 25 innings this season.


Ricco: Jenrry Mejia could be back with Mets once suspension ends


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) The Mets seem to be softening their stance in regards to the return of suspended reliever Jenrry Mejia, who is serving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

After general manager Sandy Alderson said in mid-April that Mejia wasn't guaranteed a roster spot when his suspension ended, assistant general manager John Ricco told the New York Post that the team is hopeful the right-hander will be able to pitch in the majors when eligible to return. Mejia can return from his suspension July 7 against the Giants, barring any rainouts.

Mejia is allowed to pitch in the minors before his suspension ends. He is currently throwing at the team's academy in the Dominican Republic. Ricco said the plan is for Mejia to report to the team's spring facility in Florida in early June and have him begin pitching for their affiliates around the third week of June.

Mejia began the season as the Mets closer, but he never made an appearance as he dealt with an elbow injury. He was then suspended on April 11. Mejia likely won't return to the closer's role upon activation.


Mets' Jenrry Mejia might not have roster spot once suspension ends


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Not returning to his role as closer for the Mets won't be reliever Jenrry Mejia's only concern once his 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs is over. His spot on the roster could also be in jeopardy, general manager Sandy Alderson told the New York Daily News.

“That definitely is a consideration,” Alderson said. “It will be factored in when he comes back. I hope our bullpen is pitching so well there is not a spot for him. I hope he is not a factor.”

Alderson said he was "disappointed and unhappy" when he learned about Mejia's suspension. The disappointment doesn't stop with the general manager.

“Yeah, I am pissed. He let all of us down,” one Met said privately. “This is a guy we were counting on and he’s left us trying to find a closer.

“I don’t understand it. He wasn’t trying to make a team -- he had a contract for 2 million dollars.”

The Mets are not considering releasing Mejia, but for now the team will lean on Jeurys Familia to close out games. Bobby Parnell could push Familia for the closer's job once he returns from Tommy John surgery.

“I am looking forward to seeing Familia,” Alderson said. “He showed yesterday he has the potential to do a nice job for us. I think the team has confidence in him.”


Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games for Stanozolol


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 80 games by the league without pay for testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing drug, the league announced Saturday.

Mejia was placed on the 15-day DL last week with an elbow injury kept him from appearing in Opening Day's game against the Nationals. 

"I know the rules and I will accept my punishment, but I honestly have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system," Mejia said via press release Saturday. "I have been through a lot in my young career and missed time due to injury. I have worked way too hard to come back and get to where I am, so I would never knowingly put anything in my body that I thought could hold me out further."

He will also not appeal his suspension.

Mejia posted a 6-6 record in 2014 with a 3.65 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 93 2/3 innings.


Jenrry Mejia may not get Mets' closer job back upon return


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) While Jenrry Mejia is on the Mets disabled list with an elbow injury, Jeurys Familia is filling in as closer.

However, when Mejia returns to the team, he may not get his old job back right away.

That's a tough one because I don't know exactly the extent of how long it's going to take Jenrry to get back," manager Terry Collins said, per NJ.com. "Maybe when he first gets back maybe we get his feet wet a little bit to make sure he's OK and if Jeurys is throwing the ball good we'll leave him there right now."


Mets place Jenrry Mejia on DL, recall Erik Goeddel


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) The Mets will place pitcher Jenrry Mejia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, and recall pitcher Erik Goeddel, the team announced Tuesday.

An MRI revealed Tuesday that Mejia has avoided structural damage in his elbow, but he'll rest after receiving a cortisone shot for the inflammation. Jeurys Familia will fill in as the team's closer while Mejia remains out.

Goeddel surrendered two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings in his major-league debut last season. He posted a 5.37 ERA and 64:30 K:BB ratio in 63 2/3 Triple-A innings last season.


Mets' Jenrry Mejia (elbow) has no structural damage


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia is dealing with significant swelling in his triceps, but there is some belief that he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list after an MRI showed no structural damage on his elbow, the New York Post reports.

Mejia was shut down Monday after feeling stiffness in his elbow while warming up and will receive a cortisone shot. The team announced that Mejia will be shut down for at least 10 days to rest his inflamed elbow, MLB.com reports.

Jeurys Familia is expected to serve in a ninth-inning role for as long as Mejia is sidelined.


Report: Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia headed for MRI Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia will undergo an MRI in New York Tuesday after not being able to throw Monday, reports the New York Daily News.

Mejia was experiencing elbow stiffness in the bullpen before he was expected to come into the game and was held out. 


Mets could use Jeurys Familia as closer, Carlos Torres in setup role


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Mets normal closer Jenrry Mejia dealing with an elbow injury, the door may be open to Jeurys Familia as the team's new closer, manager Terry Collins said Monday per ESPN.com.

Mejia felt stiffness in his elbow while warming up Monday and was unable to enter the game.

"He couldn't get it loose," Collins said. "With what we've seen right now, and with what he's had in the past, we had to shut him down."

Familia would slide into the closer's role with Carlos Torrestaking over the set up role in the eighth. Familia posted a 2-5 record in 2014 with five saves and a 2.21 ERA in 77 1/3 innings.


Mets RP Jenrry Mejia experiences elbow stiffness Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) While warming up in the bullpen with the intention of entering the game, Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia began to experience stiffness in his elbow, reports ESPNNewYork.com.

As a result of the stiffness, Mejia did not appear in the game and he will undergo tests to evaluate the pain in his elbow, reports NJ.com.

If Mejia does need to go on the DL, general manager Sandy Alderson said the team would call up a pitcher. Manager Terry Collins said Jeurys Familia would take over the closer's role if Mejia is sidelined. 


Report: Mets to go with four-man bench; Eric Campbell likely snubbed


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) The Mets are expected to go with an eight-man bullpen and a four-man bench, snubbing Eric Campbell from an Opening Day roster spot, according to ESPN.

Campbell hit .255 (14 for 55) with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and nine RBI in 24 Grapefruit League games. The four-man bench will include Ruben Tejada, John Mayberry Jr., Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Anthony Recker.

Meanwhile, the eight-man bullpen will include Rafael Montero, Jeurys Familia, Jerry Blevins, Jenrry Mejia, Alex Torres, Carlos Torres, Sean Gilmartin, and Buddy Carlyle .


Collins: Jenrry Mejia may keep closer role if he's 'lights out' in April


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins is not expected to award Bobby Parnell (elbow) the closer role when he returns from the disabled list in late April, reports ESPN. Jenrry Mejia, who will open the season as the closer, will have the opportunity to keep the role if he is "lights out" in early April. 

"We'll see where he is when he comes back. We'll see how he's pitching," Collins said. "We provide opportunities. It's up to the players to make the most of it. If we start the season with Jenrry as the closer and he is dealing, he's going to be the closer. Right now I just want Bobby to prepare himself to be the closer, because that's where we think he has the best fit."

Mejia underwent sports hernia surgery in early October but said he was ready to participate in baseball activities by the beginning of January. He went went 6-6 with a 3.65 ERA and 98:41 K:BB ratio in 93 2/3 innings while recording 28 saves.


Mets RP Jenrry Mejia willing to play any bullpen role


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) With former closer Bobby Parnell expected to return from the disabled list around the beginning of May, Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia expressed a willingness to pitch in any bullpen role Tuesday, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

"That's Terry Collins' job," Mejia said Tuesday. "That's not my job. I've got to be out there and do the best I can. Whatever Terry Collins wants me to do, I've got to do. I'll go out there. I'll go to the bullpen, throw the seventh, ninth, eighth inning -- whatever they want me to do."

Mejia has said in the past that he prefers to work as a starting pitcher, in part because he felt a relief role left him more susceptible to injury.

"I'm passed that," Mejia insisted. "I forgot about it. Now I want to be in the bullpen. They want me in the bullpen. So I've got to be there and do my job. When I made the team in 2010, I was a reliever. So when I started [getting used] in the bullpen [last season], I felt comfortable. The first day I didn't feel that good. But, you know, I started my routine and kept working hard and now I feel good. I'll be in the bullpen. I'll be anywhere they want me to be."

Mejia underwent sports hernia surgery in early October but said he was ready to participate in baseball activities by the beginning of January. He went went 6-6 with a 3.65 ERA and 98:41 K:BB ratio in 93 2/3 innings while recording 28 saves.



Mets, Mejia avoid arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) The Mets have avoided arbitration with pitcher Jenrry Mejia, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Mejia agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.595 million. The 25-year-old Mejia emerged as the team's closer last season. He posted a 3.65 ERA over 93 2/3 innings. 


Mets, Jenrry Mejia swap arbitration figures


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has filed for $3 million in arbitration, while the team has offered $2.1 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reported Friday.

Mejia is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. He racked up 28 saves while posting a 3.65 ERA and 98:41 K:BB ratio in 93 2/3 innings last season.


Mets lock up Dillon Gee, Ruben Tejada before arbitration deadline


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Mets reached a settlement with starting pitcher Dillon Gee and shortstop Ruben Tejada prior to Friday's arbitration deadline, reports ESPN. Gee agreed to a one-year deal, worth $5.3 million, while Tejada settled for $1.88 million.

Jenrry Mejia and Lucas Duda did not reach an agreement before the 1 p.m. deadline.


Jenrry Mejia fine if Mets decide to put him in setup role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has no problems with manager Terry Collins stating the closer's job is Bobby Parnell's to lose. In fact, Meja -- who had a team-high 28 saves in 2014 -- seems fine with being a setup reliever for Parnell, who missed last season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

"They put me in the closer's job. I did my job," Mejia said Tuesday, per ESPN. "Whatever job they give to me, I've got to be there to help my team. I can throw the seventh inning, eighth inning, ninth inning, wherever. I've got to be ready to play the game. That's all. Mentally it's the same thing -- just come here and do my job. 

"I feel happy to see Bobby Parnell getting ready, because we're going to have a more strong bullpen -- Bobby Parnell, [Jeurys] Familia, [Vic] Black and everybody. That has to make me feel happy, because all of my friends are going to be healthy."