New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia leaves eventual 8-7 win early, leaves ballpark to undergo MRI

New York Daily News—September 15, 2010

Henry Blanco could see the anguish on Jenrry Mejia's face, but at first the catcher thought the pitcher had just landed awkwardly in a hole in the mound. But, as has been the case for most of this Mets Season of Horrors, the news was worse - the problem was in Mejia's valuable right arm.

Mejia came out of his third major-league start Wednesday night in obvious discomfort after bouncing a pitch to Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen in the third inning, and the Mets said their top pitching prospect had suffered an "acute strain of a muscle in the back of his shoulder." He was slated to undergo further evaluation Wednesday night and left the ballpark to have an MRI exam at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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