It's been known that Jenrry Mejia has been playing throughout the last few months of the season with a sports hernia. However, instead of the Mets shutting him down, they decided to have him simply pitch through it and undergo surgery to take care of it after the season ends.
We now have a surgery date: next Thursday, October 2, Mejia told ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin.
The exuberant closer became the youngest player in Mets history to reach 25 saves and currently sits at 27 with six games to go in 2014. He enters tonight's game with a record of 5-6 and an ERA of 3.77 to go along with his save total, having started seven games earlier in the season before becoming the full-time closer in May.
As we've mentioned before here, there's no guarantee that Mejia will still be the Mets' closer in 2015—Bobby Parnell, set to return from Tommy John surgery, could return to the spot, with Jeurys Familia also being floated as a possibility. But Mejia will have plenty of time to heal up during the offseason and should be ready to be a part of the Mets' bullpen in any form next season, barring an unforseen setback.