Mejia has stiffness in right shoulder

Updated: June 27, 2010, 8:59 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia, the Mets' prized pitching prospect who was sent down to Double-A on June 20 to stretch his arm out in the hope of turning him into a starter, left his start for Binghamton on Sunday in the second inning because of right shoulder stiffness.

Mejia, 20, threw just 43 pitches in the appearance, which was his second start for Binghamton. He allowed two hits, walking two batters and striking out two batters. Mejia threw 43 pitches, 23 for strikes.

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