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Monday, May 12, 2014
Mejia accepts bullpen assignment

By Adam Rubin

NEW YORK -- He didn't really have a say in the matter, but Jenrry Mejia will report to the bullpen without creating a stink.

"I know I am a starter and they know I like to start," Mejia said after receiving word Monday that he had been bounced from the rotation. "But I always want to help my teammates. ... I'll go out there and be a reliever."

Sandy Alderson suggested Mejia might have closing potential someday, but for now that will not be his role.

Asked if he has the makeup to be a closer, Mejia said: "I don't know yet."

He said he just wants the Mets to be clear with him.

"If they want me to go in the ninth inning, eighth inning, seventh, sixth, they've got to let me know," he said. "That's it."