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Jenrry Mejia cleared to resume baseball

3/7/2013

Jenrry Mejia

Jenrry Mejia

#32 RP
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM5
  • W1

  • L2

  • BB9

  • K8

  • ERA5.63

Jenrry Mejia, who was dispatched to New York for additional testing after an initial physical raised a thyroid issue, has been cleared to resume baseball, Terry Collins said.

“Mejia is fine,” the manager added. “He’ll be back tomorrow, ready to go -- no limitations.”

Also on the injury front:

Daniel Murphy (intercostal strain on right side) is nearing a return to game action. Murphy should be facing live pitching, at least from a coach, in a cage Friday for the first time since receiving a cortisone shot on Feb. 19.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis (bruised knee) ran on an underwater treadmill Thursday.

“His flexibility is getting better,” Collins said. “The swelling is gone down.”

Said Nieuwenhuis: "It's gotten better every single day."