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Mejia to work as starter at Double-A

Updated: June 21, 2010, 12:44 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Mets officials have debated for three months whether rookie Jenrry Mejia belonged as a major league reliever or a minor league starter.

The minor league advocates finally prevailed Sunday.

After Mejia tossed a scoreless relief inning in a 4-0 rubber-game loss to the Yankees in the Subway Series, the Mets announced the 20-year-old right-hander was being dispatched to Double-A Binghamton to resume his grooming as a starting pitcher. Mejia is slated to start for ...

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