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Jenrry Mejia to have hernia surgery after season

By Danny Abriano
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Jenrry Mejia, who has been pitching the majority of the second half with a hernia, will have surgery to repair the injury on October 2 in Philadelphia.

Instead of having surgery in-season, Mejia opted to pitch through the injury.

There were some sloppy moments in the second half for Mejia, but his work was solid as a whole.

Overall in 2014, Mejia has posted a 3.77 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 90.2 innings, most of which came as a closer after seven starts early on.

Mejia’s K/9 in 2014 was 9.33, the highest of his major league career.

Thoughts:

The surgery Mejia is set to undergo is minor, and he should be ready long before spring training begins.

As far as his role for next year is considered, while Mejia was largely impressive after becoming the closer, it’s fair to wonder if the Mets might flip him and Jeurys Familia in the pecking order.

Another interesting bullpen wrinkle for 2015 is the expected return of Bobby Parnell from Tommy John surgery, but he may not be ready in time for Opening Day.

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