Mets Say Mejia Has Tear in Throwing Arm

The Wall Street Journal—June 29, 2010

IIt has officially become harder for the Mets to make a major move before this season's trading deadline.

The team revealed Monday morning that pitcher Jenrry Mejia, who had recently been sent down to Double-A and was considered a commodity whom the Mets could include in a potential trade, has a posterior cuff strain in his right shoulder. That is, Mr. Mejia has a small tear in the back of his throwing arm. He was examined at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery on Monday and will "return to throwing as tolerated," according to the team.

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