Francisco José Mejía, simply known as Francisco Mejía in baseball is a Dominican professional who plays in the Major League Baseball for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.
He made his professional debut in 2013 with the Arizona Indians of the Rookie-level Arizona League and had his MLB debut on September 1, 2017, for the Cleveland Indians baseball team.
In July 2012, Mejía signed with the Cleveland Indians for over $100,000 as a non-drafted international free agent. He has previously played in MLB for the Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres.
Mejía was traded to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Brad Hand and Adam Cimber on July 19, 2018. The Padres assigned him to the El Paso Chihuahuas of the Pacific Coast League. The Padres recalled Mejía from the minors on September 4, 2018.
In 2019, he had the best arm of all major league catchers with a record of 88.6. Mejia struggled to find playing time throughout his time in San Diego, putting up a slash line of 185/.241/.389 in just 20 games in 2018.
On December 29, 2020, Mejía, along with prospects Luis Patiño, Blake Hunt, and Cole Wilcox, was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Blake Snell. Francisco Mejía is married to Sorivel and they have a son.
What Position Does Francisco Mejia?
Francisco Mejía takes the position on the field as a baseball catcher and outfielder.