Mejia signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Mejia was designated for assignment and released by the Angels earlier in the month, but he'll still get a shot to earn a roster spot after being invited to the White Sox's big-league camp. He's not particularly likely to do so, however, as he struggled to a 6.61 ERA and a 14.5 percent walk rate in 31.1 innings for the Twins, Cardinals and Angels last season.
Mejia was released by the Angels on Friday.
Mejia was designated for assignment Tuesday, and after clearing waivers he's headed for free agency. He spent time with St. Louis, Minnesota and Los Angeles in 2019, posting a 6.61 ERA and 1.72 WHIP with a 30:21 K:BB across 31.1 frames out of the bullpen.
Mejia was designated for assignment by the Angels on Tuesday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Mejia made 35 major-league appearances with the Twins, Cardinals and Angels in 2019, but he struggled with a 6.61 ERA and 1.72 WHIP. The southpaw has reached the majors in each of the past four seasons, but he has failed to make much of an impact in limited action.
The Angels selected Mejia's contract from Triple-A Salt Lake ahead of Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Red Sox. He retired two of the three batters he faced in his relief appearance.
Mejia has bounced around between three different organizations this season and is currently in the midst of his second tour with the Angels. The lefty will get a look in the big-league bullpen down the stretch with the hope of solidifying his hold on a 40-man roster spot heading into the offseason. Over his 25 appearances this season between the Angels, Cardinals and Twins, Mejia owns a 7.86 ERA and 28:18 K:BB across 26.1 innings.
Mejia cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.
The 26-year-old left-hander surrendered four earned runs and issued three walks across three innings of work since being claimed off waivers Aug. 8 by the Angels.
The Angels designated Mejia for assignment Tuesday.
It's the second time this season that Mejia has been removed from the Angels' 40-man roster, as the team had reclaimed him off waivers from the Cardinals earlier this month. The 26-year-old has been hit hard across 24 relief appearances between three teams at the big-league level this season, yielding 23 runs on 32 hits and 17 walks over 25.2 innings.
Mejia (personal) was reinstated from the restricted list Thursday.
Mejia was placed on the restricted list Tuesday due to personal reasons, though his absence from the team didn't last long. He'll return to the Angels' bullpen, where he's posted an 8.22 ERA and 2.04 WHIP with a 23:17 K:BB over 23 innings this season.
Mejia was placed on the restricted list Tuesday for personal reasons.
Mejia last pitched for the Angels on Saturday, and he'll now be away from the team for an unspecified period of time due to the personal issues. Jake Jewell was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to bolster the bullpen.
Mejia was claimed off waivers by the Angels on Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Mejia will head back to the Angels after a two-game, three-inning sojourn with St. Louis in which he allowed three earned runs. The 26-year-old appeared in four games with the Angels earlier this season before being DFA'd on July 26. He's currently out of minor-league options, so he's likely to get an extended look as the Halos assess his potential role on the squad next season.
Mejia was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Mejia was picked up just one week ago by the Cardinals, but he's been booted off the 40-man roster after surrendering three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two over three innings of work since joining St. Louis (two appearances). Junior Fernandez's contract was selected from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.
Mejia was claimed by the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Mejia will be added to the big-league roster after being picked up by the Cardinals. He owns an ugly 7.32 ERA and 1.68 WHIP with a 21:13 K:BB over 19.2 innings and was designated for assignment by the Angels on Friday, though St. Louis is hopeful a change in scenery is just what the lefty needs to get back on track.
Mejia was designated for assignment by Los Angeles on Friday.
Mejia was scooped up off waivers by the Angels on Saturday, but he'll head back to waivers following Friday night's transaction. He owns a 7.32 ERA with 21 strikeouts over 19.2 innings this season in the big leagues across stops with the Twins and Angels. Nick Tropeano was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.
Mejia was claimed off waivers by the Angels and added to the team's big-league roster Saturday.
After being primarily a starter for most of his professional career, Mejia had pitched exclusively out of the pen in 15.1 innings for the Twins this season. The change of roles has not treated him well, as he owns an awful 8.80 ERA and a 16.9 percent strikeout rate. It's not yet known whether the Angels will leave in him in the bullpen or transition him back to a starting role.
Mejia was designated for assignment Saturday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
The Twins needed to make room for Jake Odorizzi (blister) to be activated from the injured list. Once a top prospect, Mejia was no longer being developed as a starting pitcher, and he struggled as a big-league reliever. He could get claimed by another team, given his pedigree and the fact that he's left-handed.
Mejia (calf) was activated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Mejia hasn't pitched since the end of April due to a calf strain. He posted a very poor 8.74 ERA in 11.1 innings prior to suffering the injury and will have to be significantly better if he's to keep a bullpen job. Ronald Torreyes was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move.
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 placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right calf strain, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Mejia has moved to middle relief this season but has struggled so far with an 8.74 ERA with nine walks and 11 strikeouts in 11.1 innings. Mike Morin was called up from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move.
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