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Friday, June 13, 2014

Mets Injury Updates: Curtis Granderson, Jenrry Mejia

By on 6/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

The New York Mets lost to the Milwaukee Brewers in 13 innings Thursday by the score of 5-1. The loss dropped the Mets to 29-37, six and a half games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. The Mets were without outfielder Curtis Granderson due to left calf soreness. On top of that, closer Jenrry Mejia left the game in the 11th inning due to back stiffness.

As reported by Anthony DiComo of, Mejia came into the game in the 10th inning with one out. He retired the next two batters, but trainer Ray Ramirez and manager Terry Collins came to the mound in the top of the 11th while Mejia was warming up and removed him from the game. Collins said that pitching coach Dan Warthen said that Mejia didn't look right, which turned out to be stiffness in his lower back.  There is currently no word as to the severity of the injury.

Mejia, who has appeared in 22 games this season, has a record of 4-3 with six saves and a 4.53 ERA. He appeared in 33 games in 2010, did not pitch in the Major Leagues in 2011 and made only 10 appearances in 2012 and 2013 combined. Mejia has a career record of 6-11 with a 4.23 ERA.

DiComo also reported on Granderson, who was out with left calf soreness which was more general tightness than a specific injury on any one play. The problem started to affect Granderson before Wednesday's game, which worsened during the night. Manager Terry Collins, along with Granderson, decided to play it safe with the injury. With Granderson out, Andrew Brown started in left, with Chris Young in center and Bobby Abreu in right.

Granderson is bating .224 with eight home runs and 30 RBI this season. In 1,251 career games with the Tigers, Yankees and Mets, Granderson is batting .259 with 225 home runs and 636 RBI.

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