Quick Hits: Rangers, Mejia, Bell

May 2nd was a busy day for transactions 25 years ago, back in 1986. Current Red Sox manager Terry Francona signed with the Cubs and the Yankees signed Tommy John as a free agent. Here’s the latest from around the league…

  • Cuban outfielder Leonys Martin is working out at extended Spring Training in Arizona and his deal with the Rangers should be completed this week, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • The Mets announced that top pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia has a complete MCL tear of the right elbow. Though surgery has been recommended, Mejia will likely seek a second opinion before having an operation.
  • Heath Bell told Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that he helps his kids with their homework instead of reading trade rumors. Unfortunately for Bell, the rumors will really be heating up in July once school’s out. Of course trade rumors are nothing new for the Padres’ All-Star closer.


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14 Comments on "Quick Hits: Rangers, Mejia, Bell"


JacksTigers
4 years 4 months ago

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Mets’ fans.

NickinIthaca
4 years 4 months ago

At least he wasn’t expected to carry Johan’s load… they can take a blow like this in the minor leagues, even with it being Mejia

4 years 4 months ago

No link for the Mejia news? Any idea how long he’ll be out for?

JacksTigers
4 years 4 months ago

Any time you tear something off of something, it’s usually not a quick recovery.

4 years 4 months ago

I’m well aware of that. But is this a two month recovery or a out-the-rest-of-the-season recovery? That’s what I’m asking.

wnymetsfan
4 years 4 months ago

From what I understand the surgery would be similar to TJ which is normally about a year for full recovery.

ppabon
4 years 4 months ago

Yea and its a UCL tear…MCL is in the knee…UCL requires tommy john

wnymetsfan
4 years 4 months ago

There is also a MCL in your elbow. Mejia did not tear his UCL as it was his MCL in his elbow.

EdinsonPickle
4 years 4 months ago

Man, that sucks to hear about Mejia. The baseball gods really need to take it easy on the Mets. Sure it was funny for a while, but now it’s just painful.

nathanalext
4 years 4 months ago

What’s the prognosis for Mejia? That sounds like it’d suck.

j6takish
4 years 4 months ago

In other news, Jered Weaver takes first loss of the season after delivering textbook example of a “quality start”. Bummer

diehardmets
4 years 4 months ago

Well that ****ing sucks.

NickinIthaca
4 years 4 months ago

Please never remind us that 1986 was 25 years ago… I feel old

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

damn bullpen? damn angels offense. and damn dustin pedroia. that was an incredible at-bat

weaver surrendered more runs than his team scored. wasn’t on the bullpen