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Mets prospect Jenrry Mejia has completely torn MCL in elbow

May 2, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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Jenrry Mejia was off to a good start at Triple-A, but the 21-year-old top prospect is in danger of missing the rest of the season after the Mets announced today that he has a completely torn MCL in his right elbow.

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that Mejia will seek a second opinion before determining a course of action, but surgery sounds likely and even if he somehow avoids going under the knife significant time on the sidelines is guaranteed.

It’s a tough break for Mejia, who was working his way back to the majors as a starting pitcher after the previous Mets braintrust misguidedly rushed him into the big-league bullpen at age 20.

Baseball America ranked Mejia as the 44th-best prospect in MLB heading into the season and he was 56th on the same list last year.

  1. Brian Murphy - May 2, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    A rare time when the letters “MCL” in sports aren’t tied to a knee injury.

  2. BC - May 2, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Maybe we need to sacrifice a chicken or something. The Mets are cursed.

  3. kmurillo32 - May 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    that’s the Mets 4

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