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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