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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%: 19/3 | Average Draft Position: 200.25
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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."


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.