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Mejia going forward with Tommy John surgery

Mejia going forward with Tommy John surgery

Mejia going forward with Tommy John surgery
DENVER -- As expected, top Mets pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia has opted for Tommy John surgery following a meeting with orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.

No date has been set for Mejia's surgery, which should sideline him from between 12 to 18 months.

"It's a case-by-case basis with each individual, but obviously there's an injury history now and that's the range where these have been," Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said. "But each guy is a unique case."

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Mejia, who made his Major League debut as a 21-year-old last season, was 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA at Triple-A Buffalo before tearing the MCL in his right elbow.

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