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Good news: no structural damage in Jenrry Mejia’s elbow

Jenrry Mejia,

New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia delivers to the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning of a exhibition baseball game Friday, April 3, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. The Mets won 5-0. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

AP

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was diagnosed with inflammation in his elbow after undergoing an MRI in New York earlier today. The good news: no structural damage.

It is unclear whether Mejia will go on the disabled list as opposed to merely rest, but either way, not having a torn anything is a relief for the Mets.

Mejia, 25, had a 3.65 ERA with 28 saves and a 98/41 K/BB ratio across 92 2/3 innings last season. He previously had Tommy John surgery in May of 2011. Yesterday manager Terry Collins indicated that Jeurys Familia is the favorite to fill in for Mejia at closer.