Mejia narrowly missed call

April, 17, 2011
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Jenrry Mejia


Relief Pitcher
New York Mets

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Just how close did the New York Mets come to promoting 21-year-old Jenrry Mejia to take Chris Young's spot in the rotation?

A person involved in the discussion tells ESPNNewYork.com that Mejia was seriously considered to fill in, along with Pat Misch, after Young landed on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis. Eventual selection Dillon Gee ended up limiting the Atlanta Braves to one run in 5 2/3 innings. Had Mejia's pitching day lined up for Sunday, Mejia would have been selected, one high-level organization employee said.

That is a testament to just how much Mejia's pitching arsenal has improved since he was at the major league level last season.

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Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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