Mets right-hander Mejia heading for tests 'related to his physical'

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Mejia has some kind of physical issue that warrants further tests. (USATSI)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters on Tuesday that right-hander Jenrry Mejia is returning to New York for tests "related to his physical." It's unclear if there is concern about his arm or something else entirely.

Mejia, 23, had Tommy John surgery in 2011 and returned last year to allow 10 runs in 16 big-league innings with more walks (nine) than strikeouts (eight). He has missed time with a finger strain (2009), a rotator-cuff strain (2010) and a back strain (2010), but none required surgery or shelved him for more than six weeks.

Mejia was a late arrival to spring training because he was randomly selected for age and identity verification before securing a visa. He was cleared and allowed five runs in his only spring training inning so far.

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