Mejia and Thole Update

B-injury-red-crossMets Manager Mako Oliveras provided some updates after Thursday night’s game on some of the missing B-Mets.

On Josh Thole: “he’s gonna be about two weeks, maybe less,” Oliveras said.

With respect to Jenrry Mejia, Oliveras explained that the Mets are just managing the 19 year old’s innings and the team is, “giving him a chance to rest his arm.”  To date, Mejia has thrown 72 innings between St. Lucie and Binghamton.  Last year, Mejia threw 71.2 innings in the GCL and the New York Penn League.  Mejia has averaged just over five innings a start in AA.  If he came back in the middle of July and made six more starts, he could end up 30 innings over his previous year’s total and in the relative safe zone for innings increases, at least according to the Verducci Effect.