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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 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. Dec 8 - 5:18 PM

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Jenrry Mejia underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a hernia.

The Mets had known for a while that he needed the operation but decided that he could pitch through it and go under the knife after the season. He'll need three weeks of rehab, so Mejia will have a pretty normal offseason. The 24-year-old will enter next season as the Mets' closer.
Oct 2 - 6:05 PM

Jenrry Mejia is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia on October 2.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia. Mejia has pitched through the hernia throughout the second half of the season and will remain active until the Mets officially close up shop. He should be 100 percent by next spring.
Sep 23 - 5:00 PM

Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his 26th save of the season.

It wasn't without some drama, as Mejia allowed a leadoff single to Denard Span before Asdrubal Cabrera flew out to the wall in left field. After Span stole second base, Mejia struck out Anthony Rendon before issuing an intentional walk to Adam LaRoche. He then fanned Ian Desmond to end it. Mejia walks the tightrope at times and his sports hernia issue has almost certainly impacted his performance, but it appears that he has every intention of finishing out the season.
Sep 12 - 11:31 PM

Jenrry Mejia retired the Rockies in order in the ninth inning for his 25th save on Wednesday, wrapping up the Mets' 2-0 win in the process.

Mejia attempted a save on Sunday against the Reds and it did not go well, allowing two runs despite winding up with the save anyway. Wednesday's effort went much more smoothly. Prior to the game, manager Terry Collins said he wanted to avoid using Mejia if possible, but he obviously changed his mind at some point. Mejia is now 25-for-28 in save chances with a 3.96 ERA.
Sep 10 - 10:19 PM

Jenrry Mejia pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 23rd save on Wednesday against the Marlins.

Mejia walked Jarrod Saltalamacchia to lead off the inning, but he was immediately erased when Adeiny Hechavarria hit into a 4-6-3 double play. John Baker struck out to end the contest. Mejia is 23-for-26 in save chances with a 3.86 ERA and an 88/36 K/BB ratio.
Sep 3 - 10:30 PM

Jenrry Mejia fanned a pair of Marlins in a perfect ninth inning en route to his 22nd save on Tuesday.

Mejia had a tough August, sporting a 5.68 ERA in 13 appearances, so he started off a new month on a good note. The right-hander struck out Adeiny Hechavarria and Garrett Jones before getting Christian Yelich to ground out to end the game. Mejia has saved 22 games in 25 chances with a 3.90 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and an 87/35 K/BB ratio.
Sep 2 - 10:38 PM

Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Phillies for his 20th save of the season.

Mejia struck out three in the inning and worked around a one-out error from Dilson Herrera. The 24-year-old has been dealing with physical ailments and recently hit a bit of a rough patch, but he has delivered three straight scoreless appearances. It looks like he's back on track.
Aug 29 - 9:51 PM

Jenrry Mejia finished off the Braves on Tuesday, throwing a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 19th save.

In his first save opportunity in almost two weeks, Mejia converted his 19th save in 22 chances. It wasn't entirely clean -- Justin Upton led off the inning with a single before being erased on a double play -- but he finished it off in style, striking out Evan Gattis to end the game. He's still a shaky proposition every time out, but as long as he's earning saves for the Mets he needs to be owned in fantasy leagues.
Aug 26 - 9:47 PM

Jenrry Mejia threw a perfect inning in his return to action Saturday.

Mejia has been nursing a back injury of late and has also dealt with hernia and calf issues. However, there are no plans right now to place him on the DL, so he'll just tough it out. Jeurys Familia should be rostered just in case, though.
Aug 24 - 4:41 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Jenrry Mejia was unavailable Wednesday with a back issue.

Mejia has been hobbled by a hernia recently, but Collins made sure to differentiate. The 24-year-old is still the Mets' closer, but he's been rendered less effective by the various ailments in recent weeks. He'll still get the occasional save, but it won't come without some headaches for fantasy owners going forward.
Aug 20 - 7:38 PM

Jenrry Mejia converted his 20th save of the season on Friday after tossing a perfect ninth inning against the Cubs.

Mejia struck out one batter and needed 20 pitches to get through the inning. He has now appeared in back-to-back games despite dealing with a sports hernia and calf and back issues, so it's possible that Mets manager Terry Collins will try to rest him on Saturday.
Aug 15 - 11:06 PM

Jenrry Mejia is currently dealing with a hernia but wants to pitch through it and finish the season before undergoing surgery to repair it.

While it's admirable that he is so adamant about continuing to pitch, at some point it may be in the Mets best interest to shut him down and avoid further injury, and to give him ample time to recover before spring training. Mejia owners should consider adding Jeurys Familia as insurance.
Aug 10 - 9:15 PM

Jenrry Mejia (calf) is unavailable on Saturday night.

Mejia has been dealing with some calf tightness and is coming off consecutive 20-plus pitch appearances, so the Mets will rest him. Jeurys Familia will presumably fill in at closer if necessary Saturday versus the Phillies.
Aug 9 - 4:08 PM

Jenrry Mejia (calf) notched his 17th save of the season in Friday's 5-4 win over the Phillies.

It wasn't easy, as Mejia came in with two on and two out to begin the bottom of the ninth before giving up a single to Marlon Byrd and a two-run double to Grady Sizemore. However, he managed to retire the next three batters he faced to lock down the victory for New York. Mejia dealt with a back issue earlier this week and had some discomfort with his calf on Thursday, but it looks like he's going to be OK.
Aug 8 - 10:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Akeel Morris
10Jack Leathersich
11Scott Rice