Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:32:47 -0800
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) was pain-free in his spring debut Wednesday, March 5, giving up one unearned run and a hit while walking two and striking out three in two innings. "That's the most important thing -- I feel better, I feel good right now," Mejia said. "Everything is fine." Mejia is unlikely to win the fifth starting spot over SPs Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan, however.
Fantasy Tip: If he can remain healthy, Mejia should stick as an up-and-coming starter. It seems reasonable that he'll see time in the Mets' rotation this year, but they may choose to limit his innings in order to make him a rotation mainstay in 2015. He's a fine speculation target as an end-gamer in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 04:12:05 -0800
New York Mets manager Terry Collins is considering SP Daisuke Matsuzaka and SP John Lannan for the fifth spot in the rotation. SP Jenrry Mejia, who was considered a rotation candidate, will likely be used in long relief during spring games to build arm strength.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:58:22 -0800
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia could be considered for the bullpen if he doesn't make the rotation out of spring training, according to manager Terry Collins. "There were some people in this organization who felt maybe he couldn't be a starter because there's such maximum effort in his delivery." Collins said. "He proved them wrong, that he can go out there and start and can get you deep into a game. So, he's got that to his benefit."
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:57:45 -0800
New York Mets SP John Lannan (hamstring) was cleared to throw off a mound Wednesday, Feb. 12, after having surgery to fix a "decent-sized tear" in the tendon that connects the quadriceps to the knee in his left leg last August. "I've been working without limits for the last month and a half," Lannan said. "It feels really good right now. I'm exactly where I need to be. I'm off a mound. I'm ready to compete." He'll compete with SPs Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jenrry Mejia, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom for the fifth rotation spot this spring.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:48:12 -0800
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) said he prefers to start, and he'll have the opportunity to compete for the fifth starter position in spring training this year with the likes of SPs Daisuke Matsuzaka, John Lannan, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom. "The only thing I know is that's going to be a competition -- because I'm here, my arm feels good," Mejia said. "I'll be ready to be there. Whatever they want me to do, that's what I have to do. But I want to be in the fifth spot. They've got to let me know." He's already thrown two bullpen sessions and will throw a third Wednesday, Feb. 12. Mejia isn't having any ill effects from the surgery he had in August to remove bone spurs from his elbow.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:11:12 -0800
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) has not thrown a bullpen session since his elbow surgery, but he has thrown long-toss from over 100 feet without discomfort, according to Mets Director of Latin American Operations Juan Henderson Monday, Feb. 3. "He's on the right track. He's still on his rehab program, which started down here. Now he went to Port St. Lucie to continue it and he's doing very well," Henderson said. "He's on schedule so we are happy with what we've seen so far with his progress. So he should be fine and ready to compete in the states."
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:55:54 -0800
Any chance for a reunion between SP Johan Santana and the New York Mets appears to be over. The Mets have signed both SP Daisuke Matsuzaka and SP John Lannan, plus SP Jenrry Mejia is expected to compete with those two for the final rotation spot.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:19:10 -0800
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the team isn't done searching for starting pitching, even after signing SP John Lannan. Lannan and SP Jenrry Mejia figure to be the main competitors for the final rotation spot behind SPs Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese, Zack Wheeler and Dillon Gee.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:11:16 -0800
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) has reported to the team's spring training facilities in Florida after having a bone spur removed from his right elbow Aug. 28 of last year. Mejia is the current front-runner to be the fifth starting pitcher. SPs Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero will be competing with Mejia.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 01:01:12 -0800
The New York Mets hinted a fifth starter could be signed by way of a minor league contract, which would allow P Jenrry Mejia, P Jacob deGrom, and P Rafael Montero to compete for a spot out of spring training and help ensure that top P prospect Noah Syndergaard would not be blocked from a summer promotion.