Mejia (knee) will make a rehab appearance for Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. It will be the first on-field action for the 23-year-old backstop since he hit the injured list with a knee sprain on May 11. He's eligible to return at anytime, so assuming he makes it through a few games without any setbacks, he should return to the Padres in the near future.
Mejia (knee) has started baseball activities and could be in line for a rehab assignment soon, Bill Center of Padres.com reports. The 23-year-old backstop has been out since May 11 with a sprained knee, but manager Andy Green said Thursday he's started catching again, indicating he's progressing from the injury. "If he feels good and is moving well, at some point in the near future we'll talk about a rehab assignment for him and let him go catch some games to make sure that knee is holding up," Green said. "Structurally, it is sound, it's just been sore for him a good portion of the year." Mejia was hitting just .167 over 54 at-bats before going down with the injury.
Mejia landed on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain Saturday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Mejia has struggled at the plate this season, hitting just .167/.207/.259 in 58 plate appearances. It's unclear how much time he's expected to miss. Austin Allen was called up in a corresponding move.
Mejia is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves. Mejia was behind the plate Tuesday and Wednesday, the first time all season he has received consecutive starts. With five strikeouts in seven at-bats between those contests, Mejia didn't capitalize on the opportunity and still looks to be the Padres' No. 2 backstop behind Austin Hedges.
Mejia is in the lineup, catching and hitting eighth against the Braves on Tuesday. Austin Hedges will head to the bench to make way for Mejia. The 23-year-old has appeared in 13 games so far this season, hitting a meager .158 in 38 at-bats.