Mejia (calf) will shift his rehab to Double-A Pensacola, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Mejia will join Pensacola after getting through a pair of scoreless rehab appearances for High-A Fort Myers with no issues, allowing two hits while striking out three in two innings. It remains to be seen how many additional rehab appearances Mejia will need to make before returning from a strained calf that has kept him on the shelf since the beginning of May.
Mejia (calf) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday. Mejia has been out since the beginning of May with a calf strain. He's already on a rehab assignment and appears likely to return soon, as even his shift to the 60-day injured list leaves him with little time left on his rehab window. The move makes room on the 40-man roster for Sean Poppen, whose contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Mejia (calf) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers on Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Mejia has been out since the beginning of May with a strained right calf. He recorded an ugly 8.74 ERA in 11.1 innings of relief work before hitting the injured list. After missing nearly six weeks, it's likely that he'll need at least a handful of rehab appearances before returning to the big leagues. It's possible he isn't given a major-league roster spot once healthy, but he's out of options, so the Twins are likely to give him a chance to work through his early struggles.
Mejia (calf) threw lightly off the mound Friday and is scheduled for a full bullpen session Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. It doesn't sound like the Twins are in any rush to have him return from the IL since he may not have a spot in the bullpen when he returns. Mejia struggled to an 8.74 ERA with nine walks and 11 strikeouts in 11.1 innings before going on the IL. He'd need to clear waivers to be sent to the minors, however.
Mejia was used in the eighth inning to protect a two-run lead, but gave up four runs on four hits including a home run over two innings in Monday's loss to Toronto. Mejia did strike out out two batters with no walks, but couldn't protect the lead in a disastrous eighth inning before finishing the ninth inning. He's given up eight earned runs in 7.2 innings with two home runs and five walks, as he's struggled so far in moving to a relief role.