Mets’ Mejia Shut Down For Season

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.

Comments

More From CBS New York

Grammy's
Black History Month

Listen Live