Mejia was optioned to the alternate training site Wednesday. Mejia was promoted to the big-league club last week and went 1-for-6 with a double and a stolen base in two appearances. Franchy Cordero (wrist) returns from the injured list in a corresponding move.
The Royals recalled Mejia from their alternate training site Wednesday. Mejia saw time at all three outfield spots and at three infield spots in 2019 at the Triple-A level, so he'll provide the Royals with a versatile option off the bench. He likely won't be in store for many starts over the final week and a half of the regular season, however.
Mejia was optioned to the Royals' alternate training site Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. As someone capable of playing almost any position on the field but incapable of doing much damage at the plate, Mejia was a luxury option on the 30-man roster. However, with Thursday being the deadline to cut down to 28 men, he was a natural option to be demoted. He is 0-for-8 with five strikeouts this season.
Mejia was added to the Royals' 30-man roster Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. As expected, Mejia will open the abbreviated 2020 season as a super-utility player for Kansas City. The 25-year-old switch hitter spent most of the 2019 season with Triple-A Omaha, slashing .271/.339/.382 with seven home runs and 19 steals in 556 plate appearances.
Mejia has been getting work at catcher during summer camp, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. He appears to have cemented a spot on the 30-man roster as a super-utility player. Mejia can theoretically play almost any position on the field for Kansas City and has gotten positive reviews for his abilities behind the dish. Cam Gallagher and Meibrys Viloria are both questionable for the start of the season and Oscar Hernandez is not a lock to make the roster, so it's possible Mejia could be the de facto backup catcher to start the year. The 25-year-old switch hitter slashed .271/.339/.382 with seven home runs and 19 steals in 556 plate appearances at Triple-A last season.
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