Mejia was non-tendered by the Royals on Monday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. Mejia made his major-league debut during the 2019 season, going 5-for-22 at the dish with four RBI over nine games. Following Monday's transaction, he'll likely need to accept a minor-league deal elsewhere.
Mejia had his contract selected from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. Mejia has slashed .271/.339/.382 with seven homers, 63 RBI and 19 stolen bases over 128 games this season for the Storm Chasers, and he'll get a chance with the big-league team down the stretch.
Mejia was traded to the Royals on Thursday as part of a three-team deal. The Royals received Mejia and pitcher Trevor Oaks in the deal while sending Scott Alexander to the Dodgers and Joakim Soria to the White Sox. Mejia slashed .289/.357/.413 and swiped 25 bags with Double-A Tulsa last season. He'll begin the 2018 campaign in the Royals' minor-league system.