Looks like it’s official…
Triple-A manager Wally Backman confirmed tonight that Jenrry Mejia will indeed be removed from the Bisons rotation and will start working out of their bullpen effective immediately.
Mejia concludes his stint as a Bisons’ starter with an 0-1 record, a 1.13 ERA and seven strikeouts in 16 innings.
It won’t be long until you’ll see Mejia playing at a Rotunda near you…
But the real question is who replaces Mejia in the rotation?
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Original Post 6/9
According to Adam Rubin, an organization source says Jenrry Mejia, who opposes Jamie Moyer tonight at Buffalo, is likely making his final minor league start before shifting to a bullpen role.
Mejia, 22, has really impressed during his six minor league starts since coming back from Tommy John surgery. The power-armed right-hander has gone 1-0 with a 2.97 ERA. In 30.1 innings pitched he has allowed just 22 hits and seven walks while striking out 21 batters.
A shift to the bullpen could also open up a spot for either Colin McHugh (5-4, 2.48 ERA) or Zack Wheeler (6-2, 1.66 ERA) or both, especially if the Bisons decide to bounce Dylan Owen (3-3, 5.32 ERA) out of the rotation.
Coincidentally, this news broke shortly after I tweeted the following this afternoon:
Petey Pete isn’t the only Minor League Svengali around here you know….
We’ll make some calls and see if we can dig up some juicy tidbits on this front in the next day or two. Keep your dial set to MMO.