Mejia cleared, but nothing fishy

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Jenrry Mejia returned to camp Friday and said his hyperactive thyroid is mostly a non-issue.

Jenrry Mejia

Jenrry Mejia

#32 RP
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM5
  • W1

  • L2

  • BB9

  • K8

  • ERA5.63

Mejia said doctors have instructed him to lay off seafood, but he does not need to take any medication. He plans to return to a mound today.

"They said everything is looking great," Mejia said. "I can do every activity."

Mejia said the issue is similar to the one Jose Reyes had while with the Mets, in 2010. Reyes also was instructed to lighten up on seafood, but his availability was not impacted.

"They talked to me about it. I can't eat too much fish," Mejia said. "Just eat normal food."

Mejia likely is ticketed for Triple-A Las Vegas' rotation to open the season. He has had a rough spring training due to things beyond his control -- first arriving late because of a visa issue and now with the thyroid issue, which was flagged in his physical upon arriving.

"I don't feel frustration," Mejia said. "Whatever God wants, I have to work with that."