Jenrry Mejia undergoes hernia surgery

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Jenrry Mejia pitched through a sports hernia for most of the second half and Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that he had surgery today to address the injury. The rehab process is expected to take three weeks, so he should have a normal offseason in preparation for spring training.

Mejia began this season in the Mets’ rotation, but he was bumped to the bullpen in May after posting a 5.07 ERA across six starts. The 24-year-old right-hander quickly took over the closer role and ended up with a 2.72 ERA and 60/21 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings while going 28-for-31 in save opportunities.

Jeurys Familia impressed in a set-up role this season and Bobby Parnell will be a year removed from Tommy John surgery next April, but Mejia projects to serve as closer again to begin 2015.