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