According to our friend Andy McCullough at the Star Ledger:
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico â€“ So, yes, the stretching-out of Jenrry Mejia has not exactly gone according to plan. Mets doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery diagnosed him with a posterior cuff strain in his right shoulder after an examination on Monday morning.
Mejia can resume throwing â€œas tolerated,â€ the team said. On Sunday, Mejia left his a Double-A start because of arm trouble. He had thrown 43 pitches into the second inning.
Well, what can one say?
The immediate response might be to suggest that this never would have happened had Mejia been starting in the minors all year, but 43 pitches and 2 innings are not much different from what he had been doing with the Mets.
Bad luck perhaps, a result of not having a set schedule all year perhaps, but let us all agree on hoping that this turns out to be short-term and minor.
It surely will remove Mejia from immediate trade talks, that’s for certain.