Mets pitcher Mejia told he needs surgery

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been told he needs elbow surgery but will seek a second opinion.

New York Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has a torn elbow ligament and has been told he needs surgery.

An MRI on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery revealed a complete tear of his medial collateral ligament. The Mets said Mejia is expected to get a second opinion before deciding on surgery.

Mejia was 0-4 with a 4.62 ERA in three starts and 30 relief appearances for the Mets last season and 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA in five starts this year at Triple-A Buffalo. He left Friday's game after four innings because of discomfort.

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