8/28/10

PRESS RELEASE: - SP - Jenrry Mejia

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August 28, 2010



RHP Jenrry Mejia to Start for Bisons Monday



The New York Mets today announced that RHP JENRRY MEJIA will be promoted on Monday to the Buffalo Bisons from Double-A Binghamton to start for the Herd against the Syracuse Chiefs.


Buffalo hosts the Chiefs at Coca-Cola Field on Monday, August 30 (7:05 p.m.) to start the team’s final homestand of the 2010 season.


Mejia, 20, is 2-0 with a 1.32ERA in six starts for the Binghamton Mets (27.1IP, 19H, 14BB, 26K). In each of his last two outings, the righty has thrown seven shutout innings. Overall, Double-A hitters are averaging just .200 off him.


Before the season, Mejia was named the Mets #1 prospect, according to Baseball America. Mejia made the Mets’ Opening Day roster out of spring training and pitched in 30 games out of the bullpen for New York. The 20-year old was 0-2 with a 3.25ERA in 27.2 innings of work (29H, 15BB, 17K). It was his first time being used exclusively as a reliever.

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