How Old Is J.C. Mejía?
J.C. Mejía is 25 years old. He was born on August 26, 1996.
Jean Carlos Meja is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers from the Dominican Republic. He formerly played for the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball.
In 2013, Meja signed as an international free agent with the Cleveland Indians. In his professional debut in 2014, he went 3–0 with a 2.70 ERA in 33+13 innings with the Dominican Summer League Indians.
In 2015 and 2016, he pitched in the Dominican Summer League, with a 4–3 record with a 1.37 ERA in 39+13 relief innings in 2015 and a 2–4 record with a 3.48 ERA in 33+23 innings in 2016.
He pitched for the Arizona League Indians and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2017, going 2–0 with a 1.22 ERA in 21 relief appearances, then for the Lake County Captains and Lynchburg Hillcats in 2018, he went 4–9 with a 3.31 ERA in 18 games (16 starts)
After the 2018 season, the Indians added him to their 40-man roster. Meja returned to Lynchburg to start the new year.
In 33.0 innings of action in 2019, he was 3-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 36 strikeouts. Owing to the termination of the minor league season due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Meja did not play any games in 2020.
Meja started the 2021 season with the Columbus Clippers of the Triple-A level. Meja was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on May 18, 2021.
On May 21, 2021, he made his main league debut against the Minnesota Twins, pitching 2+13 innings of relief and striking out 5 batters.
In 2021, Meja had 17 appearances with an 8.25 ERA and 47 strikeouts. On November 19, 2021, the newly renamed Cleveland Guardians designated Meja for assignment.
Meja was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers on November 22, 2021, in exchange for a player to be named later (catcher David Fry) or monetary considerations.