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Mets closer Jenrry Mejia goes on disabled list because of elbow inflammation

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NEW YORK — For the second straight season, the New York Mets' closer hasn't made it past opening day.

PHOTO: New York Mets relief pitcher Buddy Carlyle, left, celebrates with catcher Travis d'Arnaud after earning a save in a 3-1 opening day victory over the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Monday, April 6, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
New York Mets relief pitcher Buddy Carlyle, left, celebrates with catcher Travis d'Arnaud after earning a save in a 3-1 opening day victory over the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Monday, April 6, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Jenrry Mejia was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of inflammation in the back of his elbow. He was examined by Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek, underwent X-ray and MRI scans and was given a cortisone injection.

New York says Mejia won't be available to pitch in a game for at least 10 days and was put on the DL retroactive to Sunday. Right-hander Erik Goeddel will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League before Wednesday night's game at Washington.

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