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Jenrry Mejia will undergo season-ending elbow surgery

Aug 20, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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As first reported by ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia will undergo season-ending surgery in the next 7-10 days to remove painful bone spurs from his right (pitching) elbow.

Mejia has been playing with those bone spurs for a while and had to leave his start Saturday against the Padres after three innings due to elbow discomfort.

The 23-year-old registered a promising 2.30 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 27/4 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings (five starts) this season for the Mets. He’s expected to be ready for spring training next February and will have a great shot at a 2014 Opening Day rotation spot. Mejia owns a 2.87 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.0 K/9 in 398 career minor league innings.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Drew et all. You guys should have an active games thread/story so all the people watching the games can comment together. Kinda like a present version of ATH?

    If there isn’t enough buzz I get it but it would be fun if there is.

    • Drew Silva - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Yeah, that’s probably worth trying.

      • jcmeyer10 - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

        Also, I think it would be fun if the bloggers got involved as they were able. No pressure of course but I think it’s fun when you guys are active in the comments.

  2. adenzeno - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    not surprising as the Mets let a kid wi good stuff pitch wi elbow spurs…then Wheeler gets in trouble tonight in the 7th after 2 outs no one on… you know, you COULD have taken him out then(he was right at 100 pitches) and the RP has to only get one out to end the inning, but Noooooo a double to Cozart and then a walk and then wi Hayward up, no LHP ready so he walks him. FINALLY they come get him after 110 pitches or so and the RP gives up a 3 run 2B…….amazing….Niese has a partial tear of the cuff and throws 111 pitches…really? WHY????

    • dondada10 - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:06 PM

      Wheeler was still throwing hard and the Mets were up 4-0. 111 pitches isn’t the end of the world. Collins did right leaving Wheeler out there to get Heyward. He walked him on a full count. Then Torres gave up a bases clearing double and Rice got them out of the inning, 4-3.

      We’re not making the playoffs this year. Next year probably isn’t happening, either. But Wheeler and Harvey are ultimately going to have to lead the staff. Let them face that one last batter in these developmental years.

  3. multiplemiggs - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    it already exists, its called SportsYapper

  4. mianfr - Aug 20, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Too bad. Lots of talent and always a great thrill to watch. I really think he’s going to have to be a reliever full-time now.

    It’s unfortunate the health is a skill that matters as much as K/9 and FIP.

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