Mar 23, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia (58) throws out Washington Nationals relief pitcher Tanner Roark (57) at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Jenrry Mejia leaves Mets game after being hit


The competition for the fifth starter in the New York Mets’ rotation may have just been solved in a rather violent matter.

In the fifth inning of the first professional baseball game played in Montreal in 10 years, Jenrry Mejia was making his start for the Mets when he was struck in the arm with a comebacker. The 24-year old was looked at by trainers and then had to leave the game.

Mejia’s two biggest obstacles to this point had been a bunion on his foot, which he had temporarily dealt with by putting cushioning in his shoe, and Daisuke Matsuzaka, who has been stunning for the Mets since September. The club officially announced that Mejia will get X-Rays for a right arm contusion, and it looks like Matsuzaka will land the fifth starter spot in the Mets’ rotation.

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