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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Jenrry Mejia cleared after identity check

By Adam Rubin

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Right-hander Jenrry Mejia, whose visa application was flagged for review in the Dominican Republic, has been cleared and will arrive at Mets camp in the next day or two, a team spokesman said.

The Mets had portrayed Mejia as the subject of a random check in his native country, not the target of any probe.

Mejia, 23, has been working at the team's complex in the Dominican Republic.

Terry Collins said he intends for Mejia to be used as a starting pitcher.