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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
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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

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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

Jenrry Mejia allowed one run and two hits in his inning of work Monday against the Marlins.

Mejia was simply given the Mets' closer role last year after struggling early as a starter. This year, he's going to be made to earn it, though his main competition, Bobby Parnell, is due to miss at least the first 2-3 weeks of the season. Still, the Mets haven't completely ruled out going with Jeurys Familia if Mejia has a poor spring.
Mar 9 - 5:30 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that while he would like Bobby Parnell to prepare to close games, if Jenrry Mejia is dominating in that role, no change will be made.

The 25-year-old flourished after shifting to the bullpen in 2014, posting a 2.72 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 60/21 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings while converting 28 of his 31 save chances. If he produces similar results, expect Parnell to function in a setup role at least initially upon his return.
Feb 21 - 1:16 PM

Mets and RHP Jenrry Mejia avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.595 million contract.

Mejia had asked for $3 million and the Mets had offered $2.1 million when the sides exchanged figures, so Mejia appears to be the winner in the deal. Mejia posted a 3.65 ERA with 98 strikeouts in 93 2/3 innings this past season, registering 28 saves while filling in for Bobby Parnell. Parnell should be back early in the season, so Mejia will likely return to a setup role.
Jan 28 - 7:34 PM

Jenrry Mejia requested $3 million and was offered $2.1 million by the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Mejia to make $3.1 million, so his request seems quite reasonable. Expect the two sides to eventually work something out.
Jan 16 - 5:48 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, and Vic Black will compete to be the team's closer in 2015.

Mejia should enter the competition as the favorite after serving in that role down the stretch this past season. He finished with 28 saves and registered a 2.72 ERA in 56 1/3 innings of relief. The 25-year-old had a 5.06 ERA in 37 1/3 innings as a starter. Bobby Parnell could also be in the mix for saves next summer once he returns from Tommy John surgery.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Danny Muno
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Bobby Parnell
9Sean Gilmartin
10Erik Goeddel
11Josh Edgin