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.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.