Mets injury updates: Herrera, Montero, and Mejia
Sep 2, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia (58) celebrates their 8-6 win over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Jenrry Mejia (elbow inflammation, suspension)
Mejia was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 5 due to right elbow inflammation, and was then suspended for 80 games due to PED use.
Mejia, who is eligible to return from his suspension on July 7, is expected to travel to Port St. Lucie in a bit over a week to begin working his way back.
Sandy Alderson mentioned last month that he hopes the Mets won’t have room for Mejia once he’s eligible to return, but it’s hard to fathom that the Mets would have six better bullpen options than a healthy Jenrry Mejia.
Because of his PED suspension, Mejia will not be eligible to pitch in the postseason should the Mets make it, but a healthy Mejia would still be a solid asset to have in the bullpen from July to early-October.