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Erick Augusto Mejia (born November 9, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball infielder and outfielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Erick Mejia
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Kansas City Royals – No. 26
Infielder / Outfielder
Born: (1994-11-09) November 9, 1994 (age 25)
Villa Mella, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 2019, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.227
Home runs0
Runs batted in4
Teams

CareerEdit

Mejia was signed as an international free agent by the Seattle Mariners on June 30, 2012. Mejia played in the Seattle organization from 2013 through 2015. During his time with them, he played for the DSL Mariners, AZL Mariners, Everett AquaSox, Clinton LumberKings, and the Tacoma Rainiers.[1]

Mejia was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Joe Wieland on January 12, 2016.[2] He was a post-season all-star with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2016 when he hit .287 in 124 games. He split the 2017 season between Rancho Cucamonga and the Tulsa Drillers.

On January 4, 2018, Mejia was traded to the Kansas City Royals in a three team trade that also sent Jake Peter and Scott Alexander to the Dodgers, Joakim Soria, Luis Avilán, and cash considerations to the Chicago White Sox and Trevor Oaks to the Royals.[3] Mejia spent the 2018 season with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, hitting .263/.318/.367/.685 with 5 home runs and 59 RBI.[4] He spent the 2019 minor league season with the Omaha Storm Chasers, hitting .271/.338/.382/.720 with 7 home runs and 63 RBI.[5]

On September 3, 2019, the Royals selected Mejia's contract and promoted him to the major leagues.[6] He made his major league debut on September 5 versus the Detroit Tigers.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The AP (January 12, 2016). "Dodgers make minor trades with Mariners, Yankees". USA Today. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Associated Press (January 13, 2016). "Dodgers send pitcher Joe Wieland to Mariners for infielder Erick Mejia". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Stephen, Eric (January 4, 2018). "Dodgers acquire Scott Alexander in 3-team, 5-player trade". SB Nation. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Maria Torress (January 5, 2018). "Five things to know about new Royals minor leaguer Erick Mejia". Kansas City Star. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Staff reports (June 5, 2019). "Erick Mejia drives in two, leads Storm Chasers past Isotopes". Omaha World Herald. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  6. ^ RotoWire Staff (September 3, 2019). "Royals' Erick Mejia: Earns promotion to big leagues". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  7. ^ Jeffrey Flanagan (September 5, 2019). "'Nervous' Hahn tosses clean inning in KC debut". MLB.com. Retrieved September 6, 2019.

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