Mejia allowed two runs in his first two innings of work. He was charged with two runs and five hits over three innings of work. He struck out six and walked three in his first game action since landing on the 60-day disabled list with forearm tendinitis.
Jenrry Mejia to make first start Friday in minors
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia will begin his minor-league rehab assignment Friday for Class A St. Lucie, according to ESPN.com. He is on the 60-day disabled list with forearm tendinitis, and is expected to throw 65 to 70 pitches in his first outing. The team plans to stretch him out so he can return as a starter.
Jenrry Mejia yet to start rehab stint
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia, who is on the 60-day disabled list with forearm tendinitis, has yet to start his rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie.
Mejia was scheduled to start his rehab Saturday, but had his outing washed away by rain. Since then he was transferred to the 60-day DL Monday. He was not used during St. Lucie's 4-0 win over Brevard County Tuesday night.
Jenrry Mejia yet to begin rehab stint
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia was scheduled to begin his rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie on Monday but the right-hander did not pitch. He had his Saturday rehab start postponed due to rain as well.
Mejia is on the 60-day disabled list due to forearm tendinitis.
Jenrry Mejia bumped to 60-day DL
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) The Mets transferred pitcher Jenrry Mejia (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Monday in order to create an opening on the 40-man roster, the team announced. Mejia is expected to begin a rehab assignment this week as he continues his recovery from forearm tendinitis that has kept him out since the spring.
Jenrry Mejia's rehab game washed away
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia had his scheduled rehab start With Class A St. Lucie postponed Saturday night due to rain.
Mejia, who is working his way back from forearm tendinitis, has appeared in extended spring training games but has yet to officially make his minor-league debut.
The team has not announced a new start date for his rehab assignment. The St. Lucie Mets have Sunday off before heading back home for a three-game set starting Monday.
Jenrry Mejia ready for rehab start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia will make his first rehab appearance Saturday for Class A St. Lucie, ESPN.com reported Thursday. It will be his first official appearance in a minor-league game since he was sidelined in Spring training.
Mejia has been appearing in extended spring training, but this will be his first official game since being diagnosed with forearm tendinitis in spring training.
Mejia will start the game, and the team expects to stretch him out and call him up as a starter at some point down the line. A timeline for his return to the majors has not yet been set.
Jenrry Mejia pitching in extended spring training
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia is throwing in extended spring training games, according to ESPN.
Mejia was shut down during the spring with forearm tendinitis, and has yet to appear in a major-league game this season. Mejia has made progress thus far, and there's a chance he'll be moved to Class A this weekend. Mejia tossed 16 innings with the Mets last year. He had a 5.63 ERA.
Jenrry Mejia forced to wait on shelf
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) The Mets placed pitcher Jenrry Mejia on the 15-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to March 22, because of persistent elbow inflammation. Mejia will not resume a throwing program until at least the beginning of May after dealing with the issue for most of spring training.
When healthy, the right-hander is slated to report to Triple-A Las Vegas while working in the starting rotation.
Jenrry Mejia shut down for six weeks
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia will likely begin the season on the 15-day disabled list as he is not expected to be able to pitch in a game for another six weeks due to elbow inflammation, the Newark Star-Ledger reports Tuesday.
Mejia, who has not pitched since March 11, was initially diagnosed with forearm tendinitis. Instead, he flew to New York Sunday and doctors diagnosed the inflammation.
"I feel a little pain, not much," Mejia said in Spanish. "But sometimes a little pain turns into a lot so you don’t want to force anything. It’s better to not force anything to get ready and finish the season healthy."
Mejia, once the Mets' top pitching prospect, underwent an MRI Sunday that did not show structural damage. He could have been an option in the bullpen or rotation this season had he been healthy to start the year as the Mets are also dealing with injuries to Shaun Marcum and Johan Santana.
Jenrry Mejia battling tendinitis
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) The New York Post reported Friday that Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia is dealing with tendinitis in his forearm. Mejia, who has not pitched since Monday, does not know when he'll return to the mound, according to the report. He has allowed four runs in two innings of work this spring and is not expected to make the opening day roster.
Meija makes return in relief
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia returned to action Monday against the Tigers for the first time since his spring debut Feb. 26. Mejia had been out of action since he went for further testing on a thyroid gland issue. Mejia, however, worked in relief Monday, throwing a scoreless inning. He allowed one hit and lowered his ERA from 36.00 to 18.00. Now Ive got my cutter back, the 23-year-old right-hander said, per ESPN. My velocity is back. You see 96 and 94 and 95?
Mejia back in Mets camp
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/8/2013) After a brief inquiry regarding his health, Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia returned to camp Friday and planned to throw off a mound. Mejia was cleared to resume all baseball activities after being sent to New York earlier this week to be examined for an undisclosed issue that was discovered in his physical. "They said everything is looking great," Mejia told ESPN.com. "I can do every activity."
Mejia cleared quickly
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia will end up missing little time due to his thyroid issue, as he has been cleared to return to baseball activities Friday. Mejia, who was shut down Tuesday and sent to New York to be examined, was cleared Thursday and should be back to playing in games soon.
Mejia's not a baseball issue
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/6/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jenry Mejia has been sent to New York to meet with team doctors, after being scratched from his scheduled appearance Tuesday. According to ESPN.com, the reason is for a thyroid issue, not a baseball-related injury.
Mejia sent to New York for tests
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia was scratched from his scheduled appearance in a B game against the Marlins on Tuesday and was sent to New York with an undisclosed issue that was discovered in his physical, ESPN.com reports. "He's got a medical issue that's going to be dealt with here in the next day or so," manager Terry Collins said. "I don't even know what it is." Mejia has appeared in one Grapefruit League game this spring.
Mejia doesn't have grand debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia had a rough spring debut Tuesday against the Marlins. Mejia lasted only one inning after surrendering five runs in the bottom of the first. The big blow was a one-out grand slam off the bat of Casey Kotchman. The game got off to an ominous start as Mejia allowed leadoff hitter Juan Pierre to reach on a throwing error. Pierre made it to third base and scored on a single by Placido Polanco. Mejia was charged with five runs (four earned) on three hits and one walk. He struck out two. "I'm sure he was a little anxious," manager Terry Collins said. "These young guys have to get ready. When you're trying to make a club, you've got to get ready to pitch. It's a little different when you're a 10-year veteran. It's another thing when you're trying to impress the manager. He just threw way too many balls in the middle of the plate."
Mejia's visa issue cleared up
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/20/2013) The Mets announced starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia is on his way to camp after his age and identity were confirmed. Mejia had been held up by visa issues in the Dominican Republic, but he's expected to be in camp the next few days.
Mejia's arrival being delayed
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/13/2013) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday pitcher Jenrry Mejia is being delayed because of visa issues. Alderson said Mejia's delay is related to a review of his age and identity, and Alderson believes the review is random. He doesn't believe Mejia is suspected of fraud or wrongdoing. Alderson said the new regime at the U.S. consulate in the Dominican Republic is being more aggressive. "MLB actually handles those investigations for the consulate," Alderson said. "MLB knows that is a priority for us. It was unanticipated by the player, by us, by Major League Baseball for that matter. It's a fairly open-ended process. It could take a while. But MLB is treating it as a priority. So I'm hopeful he'll be in soon."
Mejia to work as starter
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/4/2013) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia will work as a starter during spring training, according to ESPN. However, he might end up at Triple-A Las Vegas if he can't secure a rotation spot.