Mejia was placed on the 7-day injured list with High-A Lynchburg due to an abdominal strain.
He missed time earlier this year with the exact same injury, so look for the Indians to be cautious this time around. Mejia is a legitimate prospect for dynasty leagues, but getting healthy and proving he can stay healthy over the rest of the season will be paramount.
Mejia (abdomen) was activated off the minor-league injured list Tuesday.
Mejia landed on the injured list April 23 with the abdominal strain and ended up missing three weeks of action. The 22-year-old will look to pick up where he left off for High-A Lynchburg after posting a 2.25 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 21:4 K:BB over three starts prior to the injury.
Mejia was placed on the 7-day injured list with an abdominal strain Tuesday.
Mejia has a 2.25 ERA and a 21:4 K:BB through three starts for High-A Lynchburg. It's not clear how much time he's expected to miss.
Mejia is opening the year with High-A Lynchburg, MLB.com reports.
It was initially reported that he had been optioned to Double-A out of big-league camp this spring, but he will instead head to High-A after spending most of 2018 at Low-A. Mejia was a low-key breakout prospect last year, getting his fastball up into the mid-90s while flashing a couple plus breaking pitches. If the 6-foot-4 righty carries over last year's success to High-A and possibly Double-A later this season, he could shoot up prospect lists.
Mejia was optioned to Double-A Akron on Friday.
Mejia appeared in two games with the Indians this spring and allowed two runs on two hits and a walk over two innings. Cleveland added the 22-year-old to the 40-man roster in November to protect him from the Rule 5 draft after he posted a 3.13 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 97:20 K:BB over 15 starts at Low-A Lake County last season.
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