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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: 4 | Salary: $494,925 | Owned/Started%: 55/41 | Average Draft Position: 269.60
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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."


Mets' Collins: Closer role is Bobby Parnell's job to lose


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Monday there will be a competition for the closer's role this spring, even though Jenrry Mejia performed well in the role last season. In fact, Collins even said injured reliever Bobby Parnell, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, is the incumbent closer.

"It's Bobby's (job) to lose," Collins said, per NJ.com. "I love competition."

Collins also mentioned Jeurys Familia and Vic Black as options for the closer's role. The Mets totaled 42 saves in 2014, with Mejia having a team-high 28 saves. Familia was second on the team with five.


Mets tender contracts to six of seven arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Mets have tendered contracts to six of seven arbitration-eligible players prior to Tuesday's deadline, according to the Star-Ledger. Those players include: Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda, Dillon Gee, Jenrry Mejia and Bobby Parnell.

Mets RP Jenrry Mejia to rehab for three weeks following hernia surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) The Mets announced Thursday closer Jenrry Mejia underwent successful sports hernia surgery. He is expected to rehab for three weeks, according to the New York Post.

Jenrry Mejia escapes jam to close out Nationals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia nailed down his seventh save in September on Thursday in Washington.

Mejia placed two runners on base with one out, but fanned Michael Taylor and Bryce Harper to earn his 28th save. He has not been scored upon in his last seven appearances.


Jenrry Mejia to undergo sports hernia surgery next week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia is scheduled to undergo sports hernia surgery on Oct. 2, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Mejia has pitched with the injury through the second half of the season, and he should remain available over the final week before having the procedure. He owns a 3.77 ERA and 94:40 K:BB ratio in 90 2/3 innings along with 27 saves.


Jenrry Mejia saves No. 27


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia managed his 27th save Saturday against the Braves.

Mejia entered with a two-run lead, and managed to close things out. After quickly getting his first out, Mejia gave up a single to Ramiro Pena. With a man on base, Mejia managed to make quick work of the next two hitters to finish the game. He did not record any walks or strikeouts during the outing. 


Jenrry Mejia saves No. 26 Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia saved his 26th game Friday against the Nationals.

Mejia entered the game with a one-run lead, and made things interesting before eventually shutting the door. After a leadoff single, Mejia was able to record two outs. He intentionally walked Adam LaRoche, putting men on first and second. Mejia then struck out Ian Desmond to end the game. He threw 24 pitches, 14 of which were strikes. 


Jenrry Mejia earns save No. 25


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia earned his 25th save Wednesday against the Rockies.

Mejia entered with a two-run lead and didn't disappoint. He threw a perfect inning, picking up one strikeout in the process. Mejia tossed 13 pitches, 10 of which were strikes. 


Jenrry Mejia remains Mets closer


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that Jenrry Mejia remains the team's closer, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Mejia was removed in the ninth inning of a save opportunity Tuesday after loading the bases and recording one out, but Collins is willing to stick with him. However, he wants to be conservative with Mejia's usage over the rest of the season, and Mejia will likely be unavailable Wednesday after pitching Tuesday.


Jenrry Mejia pulled from save opportunity Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was removed during a save opportunity Tuesday after giving up two hits and a walk while recording just one out, but his team was able to hang on for a 2-0 win over the Rockies.

Mejia allowed a single to start the ninth inning before striking out the next batter, After another single, a wild pitch and a walk, the closer was pulled. Two other pitchers combined to retire the final two batters of the game and hang on to the lead. Mejia owns a 4.01 ERA and 90:38 K:BB ratio in 85 1/3 innings.


Jenrry Mejia escapes eventful ninth inning


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) The Mets handed Jenrry Mejia a 4-1 lead over the Reds on Sunday, and he did just enough to earn his 24th save. After beginning the ninth inning by allowing a Jay Bruce home run, Mejia allowed the Reds to cut the lead down to one run, and then he loaded the bases. He struck out Devin Mesoraco to end the game with the lead intact.

In his inning of work, Mejia allowed four hits and a walk, and he increased his ERA to 4.02.


Jenrry Mejia earns 23rd save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia picked up his 23rd save Wednesday, walking one batter and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Marlins.

Mejia has converted his last six save opportunities despite allowing four earned runs in 10 innings during that stretch. He owns a 3.86 ERA and 88:36 K:BB ratio in 84 innings.


Jenrry Mejia tosses perfect inning in 22nd save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia earned his 22nd save Tuesday, striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 8-6 win over the Marlins.

There was plenty of scoring in this game, but the Mets bullpen locked things down once handed the ball, tossing three scoreless innings while striking out three, allowing one hit and facing the minimum amount of batters possible (nine). Mejia owns a 3.90 ERA and 87:35 K:BB ratio in 83 innings.


Jenrry Mejia survives rough outing for the save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia managed to escape a shaky outing for the save Sunday at home against Philadelphia.

Mejia entered the game in the ninth with a two-run lead before allowing a run-scoring single to Grady Sizemore to cut the lead in half. He was charged with a run on two hits and no walks in an inning of work to secure 6-5 victory. He owns a 3.95 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP over 82 innings of work.

Jenrry Mejia picks up his 20th save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia picked up his 20th save Friday against the Phillies. 

Mejia entered with a three-run lead, and wound up dominating. He struck out the side during his one inning of work. A base-runner did manage to reach on an error, but Mejia was able to pitch around it. 


Jenrry Mejia collects 19th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia picked up his 19th save Tuesday, giving up one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 3-2 victory over the Braves.

Mejia has been roughed up a bit in August, but he's now put together back-to-back scoreless outings. He owns a 3.94 ERA and 82:35 K:BB ratio in 80 innings.


Jenrry Mejia dealing with back issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was unavailable to pitch Wednesday due to a back issue, the New York Daily News reports.

The Mets won the game 8-5 but let Jeurys Familia record the final five outs of the outing. Mejia revealed earlier in August that he has been pitching through a sports hernia, but it appears Wednesday's issue was unrelated.


Jenrry Mejia suffers third loss in last seven outings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia entered Sunday's game against the Cubs in the ninth inning in a 1-all game. He ended up with the loss, as Chicago went on a 2-1 win.

The Cubs quickly regained a one-run advantage in the ninth inning after the Mets tied the game in the eighth, as Starlin Castro parked the first pitch he saw from Mejia over the right-field wall for his 13th home run of the season.

Mejia (5-6) would allow a one-out single to Arismendy Alcantara, but no more runs would score. Mejia finished the inning with a strikeout of John Baker.

Mejia has suffered three losses in his last seven outings. He's allowed at least one run in four of his last seven appearances. He was pitching for the third time in four days Sunday.


Jenrry Mejia shuts down Cubs Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia shut down the Cubs for his 18th save Friday.

Mejia entered the game with a one-run lead. He got through the ninth without any issues. Mejia tossed a perfect inning, notching one strikeout. His ERA dropped to 3.79 following the outing. 


Mets closer situation getting interesting


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/12/2014) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia recorded a save Monday night, filling in for an injured Jenrry Mejia, who expects to finish out the season despite contending with a tight calf, a sore leg, thigh and back and, oh yeah, a sports hernia.

Yeah, OK.

Further complicating matters is the fact Familia's save wasn't as clean as it could be. He allowed an earned run in 1 1/3 innings. It was his second straight shaky save. He allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday at Philadelphia.

Of course, with a 1.97 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the year, he's by far the Mets' best option for saves should Mejia miss time, which seems highly plausible given that lengthy list of injuries. It's not like he hasn't stumbled while attempting to pitch through them. He blew his last save opportunity Sunday and has allowed at least one earned run in three of his last four appearances.

In this type of situation, we can only play hunches, and mine is that the Mets shut down Mejia at some point. If you play in a league where saves are scarce, you should check to see if Familia is already owned.


Jenrry Mejia reveals another injury concern after blown save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia told reporters following a disastrous outing on Sunday that he's pitching through sports hernia. Mejia said he wants to finish the season before considering surgery.

Manager Terry Collins also revealed that Mejia has a minor calf ailment, and while his calf is not at 100 percent, he believes it's not a factor during his rough patch, per ESPN. He also revealed that he's working through leg, thigh and back soreness, per Newsday.

Mejia (5-5) was unable to slam the door shut on the Phillies on Sunday, as he surrendered two runs in the ninth for the loss and blown save. He's coughed up runs for the third time in five games. His ERA has ballooned from 3.66 to 3.89 over that span.

Mets confident Jenrry Mejia has minor calf ailment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday closer Jenrry Mejia had his lingering calf injury examined by a doctor Saturday, and the team is confident Mejia is not dealing with more than just a cramp, per ESPN.

Collins added Mejia is available to pitch in Sunday's game against the Phillies. Jeurys Familia closed out Saturday's game after Mejia pitched the previous two days with calf tightness.


Jenrry unavailable Saturday with calf problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) If the Mets need a closer Saturday night in Philadelphia, they will not call upon Jenrry Mejia. He has been ruled out with calf tightness that has plagued him recently.

Mejia has been solid since taking over that role despite giving up two hits in six of his last seven one-inning appearances. He has converted 17 of 19 save opportunities.


Jenrry Mejia records 17th save Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Mets closer Jenrry Mejia picked up his 17th save Friday after giving up one earned run on two hits in one inning and striking out one in his team's 5-4 win over the Phillies.

Mejia has battled injuries this week, but he was cleared to pitch in advance of Friday's game and wound up being needed after the first two batters of the ninth inning reached base. After giving up back-to-back hits, Mejia was able to retire three straight batters and squeeze out a save. He owns a 3.68 ERA and 77:34 K:BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings.