Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia underwent surgery, as scheduled, on Wednesday afternoon to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow. The procedure went as planned and Mejia is fully expected to be ready for the start of spring training next February.
Mejia registered a promising 2.30 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 27/4 K/BB ratio across 27 1/3 innings this season for the Mets. He seems likely to have a starting rotation spot on Opening Day next April.
According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.
Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.
Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.