Our own Darius Austin reported on August 21 that Mejia, who has missed the past two games with a sore back, also has been battling calf tightness and has pitched through a hernia.
An update on Mejia, as reported by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, is that he showed up at Dodger Stadium on Friday feeling well enough to pitch, but that didn't necessarily ease the concerns the team and manager Terry Collins have about their closer.
"I don't want to use the word 'concerned,' but we're cognizant of the fact that he hasn't done this throughout the season. We're getting into the final six weeks of the season where the wear and tear starts to show in some areas. We're kind of trying to make sure we're taking care of all those guys back there."Mejia has been injury-prone during his Major League career. He's missed time every season, which included major elbow and shoulder problems. This year alone, Mejia's had a bunion, forearm contusion, blister, hernia, calf soreness and back issues.
Mejia, in his fourth Major League season, is 5-6 with 18 saves and a 3.99 ERA. In 90 career games, including 18 starts, Mejia is 7-14 with a 4.04 ERA.
As for Flores, Kristie Ackert, who covers the Mets for the New York Daily News, tweeted the following confirming that Flores was in the lineup last night.
Flores back in the lineup today. #metsFlores, in his second Major League season, is batting .225 with a home run and 14 RBI this season.
— Kristie Ackert (@AckertNYDN) August 23, 2014
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