Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/21/12
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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says it’s possible RHP Jenrry Mejia could make Thursday’s start instead of Johan Santana. Rumblings suggest Jenrry Mejia may make Johan Santana’s next start, with the Mets sticking to a six-man rotation. After deciding that Santana would make his next start on Thursday, the Mets announced that Santana has a stiff back. He will have an MRI today. So far no additional info on the results. Mejia last pitched Friday, so proper rest would not be an issue. Santana was due to undergo an MRI on his ailing back Tuesday. Mejia is 3-2 with a 2.75 ERA in 23 games and seven starts this season at Buffalo. As a starter Mejia has gone 2-1 with a 1.05 ERA in seven starts. Mejia last appeared in the majors in 2010, when he made three September starts after working earlier in that season as a reliever. He underwent Tommy John surgery on May 16, 2011.  
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