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Jenrry Mejia | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Major League Baseball has suspended RHP Jenrry Mejia 162 games for a second positive PED test.
Mejia tested positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone. The reliever just returned from an 80-game ban three weeks ago and inexplicably was busted again. The Mets' acquisition of Tyler Clippard looks even bigger now. Jul 28 - 6:22 PM

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Mets activated RHP Jenrry Mejia from the suspended list.

Mejia will be available to make his season debut on Tuesday after serving a PED suspension. The Mets plan to throw him into setup duties right away.
Jul 7 - 6:12 PM

Jenrry Mejia struck out two batters in a scoreless inning Monday with Triple-A Las Vegas.

It was his first appearance with Triple-A after making two scoreless outings with the Mets' Gulf Coast League affiliate. Mejia is eligible to return from his 80-game PED suspension on July 7. He's likely to set up for Jeurys Familia upon his return.
Jun 30 - 8:56 AM

Jenrry Mejia pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday in a Gulf Coast League game.

He allowed two hits but struck out the other three batters he faced. Mejia is eligible to return from his 80-game PED suspension on July 7 and he should be ready to go on that date. Jeurys Familia has taken over the Mets' ninth-inning role in his absence.
Jun 23 - 5:35 PM

Jenrry Mejia is slated to return to the United States in about 10 days to begin a throwing program.

Mejia was placed on the disabled list in early April due to right elbow inflammation before being handed an 80-game PED suspension. He'll be eligible to return on July 7 and Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that they'll find a spot for him in their bullpen.
Jun 2 - 8:22 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that Jenrry Mejia won't be guaranteed a role when he returns from his 80-game PED suspension.

Mejia was placed on the disabled list early last week with right elbow inflammation and received an 80-game suspension over the weekend after testing positive for Stanozolol. Jeurys Familia is handling closing duties right now and Bobby Parnell (elbow) could emerge as an option if he shows his pre-Tommy John surgery form, but Alderson isn't counting on anything from Mejia when he completes his suspension around midseason. "I hope our bullpen is pitching so well there is not a spot for him," said Alderson. "I hope he is not a factor." Per the new PED policy, Mejia wouldn't be eligible for the postseason if the Mets qualify, so he's unlikely to have a prominent role the rest of the way. Feel free to drop him in standard mixed fantasy leagues if you haven't already.
Apr 14 - 10:52 AM

Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing drug.

It's the same PED that Arodys Vizcaino of the Braves and Ervin Santana of the Twins got caught using. Mejia was placed on the disabled list April 7 with posterior inflammation in his right elbow and will now be sidelined through early July. Jeurys Familia is even more of a waiver wire gem than he was last week when Mejia got injured. Bobby Parnell becomes a better stash in deep leagues.
Apr 11 - 5:37 PM

Mets placed RHP Jenrry Mejia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with posterior inflammation in his right elbow.

Mejia underwent X-ray and MRI tests Tuesday morning that showed no structural damage, but he was given a cortisone shot and will be shut down from game action for at least the next 10 days. Jeurys Familia figures to get the bulk of the save opportunities during his absence and should be picked up in all fantasy leagues.
Apr 7 - 3:11 PM

Jenrry Mejia (elbow) was diagnosed with inflammation and no structural damage after undergoing an MRI in New York on Tuesday.

Mejia was unavailable in Monday's season opener after feeling stiffness in his elbow, so this is good news under the circumstances. He was given a cortisone shot and figures to be shut down for a bit, so a trip to the disabled list is still possible if not likely, but we might not be talking about an extended absence. Jeurys Familia figures to get save chances for now.
Apr 7 - 1:27 PM

Jenrry Mejia (elbow) will fly back to New York on Tuesday morning in order to undergo an MRI.

That had been the expectation, and now it's official. Mejia was unable to pitch Monday after feeling tightness in his right elbow while warming up in the bullpen, and we could find out at some point on Tuesday how serious the ailment is. Jeurys Familia will handle the closer job for the Mets while Mejia is out.
Apr 6 - 11:30 PM

Jenrry Mejia (elbow) is expected to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

They'll wait to see how Mejia feels when he gets to the ballpark, but count on him having the exam. The closer felt tightness in his right elbow while warming up Monday, rendering him unavailable Jeurys Familia will handle saves for as long as Mejia is sidelined.
Apr 6 - 7:31 PM

Jenrry Mejia was unavailable to pitch Monday due to a right elbow injury.

Mejia tried to warm up in the bullpen but felt stiffness in the elbow and had to shut things down. He'll undergo tests to determine the extent of the damage, but he could go on the disabled list even if the Mets get relatively good news. Buddy Carlyle nailed down the save Monday, but it would have been Jeurys Familia had he not already pitched. He's the guy you want to grab off the waiver wire.
Apr 6 - 6:40 PM

Jenrry Mejia gave up a run and two walks in the ninth Monday against the Marlins.

Mejia is getting worse as the spring goes along; he started off with one run allowed and no walks in six innings, but he's given up four runs and four walks in his last two appearances. If his struggles continue into the regular season, he'll leave the door wide open for Bobby Parnell to reclaim closing duties.
Mar 30 - 4:15 PM

Jenrry Mejia walked two and gave up a three-run homer in two-thirds of an inning of relief Friday against the Cardinals.

That Bobby Parnell's Tommy John rehab hasn't gone quite as hoped has sent Mejia's stock rising a bit this spring. Hopefully, today's poor showing was just a blip on the radar. He had allowed one run and walked none in his previous six appearances this month.
Mar 27 - 4:44 PM

Jenrry Mejia pitched around a couple of singles to notch his first save of the spring Tuesday against the Marlins.

Mejia is expected to close for the Mets until Bobby Parnell comes off the DL in late April. Whether he keeps the job after that will probably depend on how he performs until then. He made a habit of making fans nervous last year, but he generally got the job done.
Mar 17 - 4:07 PM

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1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
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3Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
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LF1Michael Conforto
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CF1Yoenis Cespedes
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3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
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RF1Curtis Granderson
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4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Logan Verrett
8Rafael Montero
9Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Dario Alvarez
11Tim Stauffer
12Jerry Blevins
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