New York Mets place Jenrry Mejia on Disabled List

The New York Mets placed starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia on the Disabled List on Sunday.

According to ESPN.com, Mejia was taken out of Saturday’s start in the fourth inning. He has a bone spur in his right elbow and knew he needed surgery in the off-season. Mejia may go for surgery sooner and miss the rest of the season.

“I can’t say I know for sure, but it certainly doesn’t look very good,” Mets manager Terry Collins said about Mejia pitching again this season.

The Mets had plans to have a six-man rotation to limit Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler’s innings at the end of the season, but with injuries to Mejia and Jeremy Hefner, that plan looks to be over as the team is now looking for a fifth member of the rotation.

Pitcher Greg Burke was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Mejia on the 25-man roster.

According to CBS Sports, Mejia, 23, missed most of 2011 and all of 2012 after recovering from Tommy John surgery. He made five starts this season and went 1-2 with a 2.30 ERA.

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