Mejia, once considered one of the top catching prospects in all of baseball and part of the Rays' return from the Padres in the Blake Snell trade, has high expectations going into 2021, Adam Berry of reports.

Mejia is still just 25 years old and already has one solid big-league season under his belt, having slashed .265/.316/.438 with 21 extra-base hits (11 doubles, two triples, eight home runs) and 22 RBI across 244 plate appearances as a rookie with the Padres in 2019. However, last season was essentially a wash for Mejia, who lost his father in January 2020 and then struggled to a .077/.143/.179 line across 42 plate appearances over a 17-game span. The switch-hitting backstop gets a fresh start in Tampa Bay and looks set to complement to the right-handed Mike Zunino behind the plate.

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