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Mets injury update: Jenrry Mejia to undergo MRI on elbow

The Mets' closer will have an MRI on his elbow this morning.

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Jenrry Mejia is set to undergo an MRI on his elbow today in New York. This comes after he was held out of the ninth inning yesterday during a save opportunity. With the Mets up two runs in the ninth, Mejia was supposed to enter the game, but he did not because of elbow stiffness and an inability to get loose. Instead, Jerry Blevins and Buddy Carlyle combined to close out the game. After the game, Mets officials noted that this a new injury to Mejia, as he only began to feel tenderness before the game.

Should Mejia end up going under the knife—in the worst-case scenario—it would be his second time receiving Tommy John Surgery, having previously undergone the procedure in 2011. To compensate for his absence, the Mets would slide Jeurys Familia in to the closer role, Carlos Torres to the eighth inning, and Rafael Montero to the seventh inning, according to Right-hander Zack Thornton would likely be called from Triple-A to maintain the eight-man bullpen.