April 7th, 2015
This is great news and a huge break for the Mets. While Mejia will go on the DL, it won’t be for more than 2-3 weeks. In the interim, Erik Goeddel will be re-called, and Familia will be the temporary closer.
WASHINGTON — Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has avoided the worst. An MRI taken Tuesday on Mejia’s right elbow revealed inflammation but no structural damage, according to a person with knowledge of the results. The Mets have not yet commented on Mejia’s status, and therefore have not revealed whether they place to place him on the 15-day disabled list.
Mejia received a cortisone shot in New York City, where he met Tuesday with team orthopedist Dr. David Altchek. That should keep him sidelined for at least the next few days, if not longer.
Mejia, 25, first felt discomfort in his elbow while warming for a save opportunity during Monday’s Opening Day win over the Nationals. In Mejia’s absence, Buddy Carlyle earned his first career save, though manager Terry Collins said that Jeurys Familia would be the leading candidate to close if Mejia is unavailable.
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This is great news for both the B-Mets and the Mets. It’s great to have a minor league affiliate within New York State, especially when your AAA squad is in Las Vegas by default. While Binghamton isn’t the most promising city, it’s great that they have a good strong local ball club. It’s also worth noting that the B-Mets won the Eastern League Championship last year. Good for them!
The Mets and the Binghamton Mets have been affiliated with one another since the 1992, and on Tuesday, the clubs ensured their relationship would last through this decade.
The Mets and the Binghamton Mets announced they’ve extended their player development agreement through 2020.
“We consider our affiliation with the New York Mets the crown jewel of our assets,” said B-Mets President Mike Urda. “Fans can rest assured that the Binghamton Mets and New York Mets will be linked for the next six years.”
“The Mets love their affiliation in Binghamton,” Urda continued. “As the team’s affiliate of the year last season, we take pride in treating every Mets player, manager, coach and visiting member of the front office like family.”
Their current player development agreement expired after 2016.
“We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with the Binghamton Mets, a partnership that works well for both our players and our…
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