Jenrry Mejia's role will be re-evaluated

May, 3, 2011
5/03/11
6:40
PM ET

Anthony Gruppuso/US Presswire
Jenrry Mejia is headed for Tommy John surgery.


The future of prized Mets pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia could be in the bullpen, as opposed to the starting rotation.

Mejia, who was 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA in five starts at Triple-A Buffalo, is out for the rest of the season with a torn MCL in his right elbow.

"There'll probably be a conversation [about his role]," Mets manager Terry Collins said on Tuesday. "Until we get the pitching guys involved and take a look at the mechanical side of it, see what's going on. But for sure, I think we need to re-evaluate him."

Mejia, 21, appeared in 33 games for the Mets last season before being shut down with a strain in his right shoulder, going 0-4 with a 4.62 ERA. Thirty of those 33 appearances were in relief, but the plan was to make him a starter in the major leagues.

"I know he'll come back, he's a big strong guy," Collins said. "And when he does, then I'm sure we'll readjust what our thought process is gonna be."
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
Follow Kieran on Twitter »

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187