Start in cards for Mejia on Tuesday

Jenrry Mejia

Jenrry Mejia

#32 RP
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM5
  • W1

  • L2

  • BB9

  • K8

  • ERA5.63

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Jenrry Mejia, who arrived at Mets camp on Friday after his visa issue was resolved, is jumping right into Grapefruit League action.

Mejia will throw a side session on Saturday, then is scheduled to start Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field.

Mejia threw 1 2/3 innings in a game at the Mets' Dominican Republic complex while awaiting the visa resolution.

He will work as a starting pitcher in 2013 ... at least to open the season.