Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: New York Mets
FEB 9, 11:01a ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: Feb 17 / 7:55p ET
News: Mejia, who had surgery October 2 to repair a sports hernia, reported to Mets camp Tuesday and said he started practicing at the team's complex in the Dominican in early-January, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Mejia has fully made the transition from starter to reliever, indicating his preference is to remain in the bullpen. He likely will open 2015 as the Mets' closer, especially with Bobby Parnell (elbow) out the first few weeks of the season.
Rotowire: Jan 28 / 4:32p ET
News: Mejia (hernia) signed a one-year, $2.595 million deal to avoid arbitration with the Mets, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Impact: Mejia was said to be seeking a substantial salary increase prior to the 2015 season, and he got his wish, as the reliever will make nearly five times his 2014 pay. The right-hander will have to hold off Jeurys Familia and Bobby Parnell (elbow) in the spring to retain the Mets' closer job.
StatsLLC: Jan 28 / 12:00a ET
News: Mejia and the New York Mets have reached agreement on a one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration.
Impact: Mejia, who made $509,675 last year, asked for $3 million and the team offered $2.1 million. The right-hander went 6-6 with 28 saves and a 3.65 ERA in 63 games last season.