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Mets Pitcher Jenrry Mejia Has MCL Tear

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NEW YORK (AP) – New York Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has a torn elbow ligament and has been told he needs surgery.

An MRI on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery revealed a complete tear of his medial collateral ligament. The Mets said Mejia is expected to get a second opinion before deciding on surgery.

Mejia was 0-4 with a 4.62 ERA in three starts and 30 relief appearances for the Mets last season and 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA in five starts this year at Triple-A Buffalo. He left Friday’s game after four innings because of discomfort.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

From the Mets:

FLUSHING, N.Y. – Righthanded pitcher Jenrry Mejia was examined today by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek and was found to have a complete MCL tear of the right elbow. Mejia underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Surgical treatment has been recommended, but Mejia is expected to seek a second opinion.

In his last start for Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on April 29, he left after 4.0 innings with discomfort and was flown to New York to be examined. In five starts for the Bisons, Mejia was 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 28.1 innings. Mejia went 0-4 with a 4.62 ERA in 33 games, three starts for New York in 2010.

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