Adalberto Mejia, Relief Pitcher, Minnesota Twins, #49
Date of Birth: 6/20/1993
Birthplace: Bonao, Dominican Republic
Adalberto Mejia, relief pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, was first signed by the San Francisco Giants on February 1, 2011. He pitched in the Giants' minor league system from 2011 through 2015. He was both a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher in 2012 and 2015 and just a starting pitcher the other seasons. In 2015, he received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.
The Giants traded Mejia to the Twins on July 28, 2016. He spent most of the 2016 season in the minors, pitching just 2.1 innings in 1 game with the Twins.
Pitching statistics for Mejia as a minor league player from 2011 through 2016 include:
- 116 games played (96 games as a starting pitcher)
- 566.0 innings pitched
- 43-29 win-loss record
- 487 strikeouts to 133 walks
- 3.29 ERA