Set to become a free agent, the 26-year-old Mejia’s nomadic journey will continue. He has been designated five times in the past five months, with three of those DFAs having come from the Angels. Mejia has also been part of three other organizations (the Giants, Twins and Cardinals) since he broke into the professional ranks in 2011.
Mejia was a top 100 prospect in his younger days, though it’s clear by his inability to stick anywhere that he hasn’t lived up to the billing at the game’s highest level. He has divided his major league time between teams’ rotations and bullpens, and has posted a matching 4.62 ERA/FIP with 7.48 K/9, 4.38 BB/9 and a 36.1 percent groundball rate across 154 innings. On the other hand, Mejia has done well to tamp down opposing offenses in Triple-A ball, where he has recorded a 3.46 ERA with 8.4 K/9 against 2.3 BB/9 over 166 1/3 frames.