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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Wilmer Flores, Jenrry Mejia

By on 8/24/2014 06:00:00 AM

The New York Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday by the score of 7-4. The loss dropped the Mets to 60-70, fourth in the National League East. The Mets saw the return of shortstop Wilmer Flores, who went 1-for-4 batting in the eight spot in the lineup. Closer Jenrry Mejia also returned to action and threw a scoreless ninth.

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, 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, in his second Major League season, is batting .225 with a home run and 14 RBI this season.

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