Jenrry Mejia was forced to leave Saturday’s game after aggravating his right elbow.
After the game, Sandy Alderson told reporters Mejia will return to New York to have his elbow examined by team physicians at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
“We all know that he’s had some issues with his elbow,” Alderson explained. “He was pitching to [pain] tolerance. That tolerance was exceeded tonight apparently and he had to come out. The doctor here took a look at him, but at this point it’s about his symptoms. They were obviously severe tonight, and we’ll see where this takes us.”
Mejia allowed one run over three innings, on four hits, one walk and five strikeouts before coming out of the game.
Since making his debut last month, Mejia has known that he will need surgery in the offseason due to bone chips in his elbow, which seemed to be the issue that caused him to leave Saturday’s game.
“I don’t have to worry, because everybody knows,” Mejia told reporters after the game. “The doctor said that this is what it is. I know this is going to happen.”
Mejia is 1-2 with a 2.30 ERA in five starts this season.