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Mets’ Mejia Shut Down For Season

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(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Mets say pitcher Jenrry Mejia won’t pitch again this season after being diagnosed with a strained right shoulder blade.

The 20-year-old right-hander left in the third inning of Wednesday night’s 8-7 win over Pittsburgh, and the team said Thursday an MRI exam revealed a strained rhomboid muscle, which is on the inside border of the shoulder blade and attaches to the spine.

Mejia was 0-4 with a 4.62 ERA. He made 30 relief appearances for New York before going to the minors to get stretched out, then got hurt during his third big league start.

Mejia had a shoulder injury in the minor leagues before, but pitching coach Dan Warthen said Wednesday night’s problem was different.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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