Mejia will serve as the Indians' designated hitter and bat eighth Monday against the White Sox.
Both of the Tribe's top two catchers, Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez, have struggled at the dish for the balance of the season, but Perez in particular has heated up of late to become a key part of the Indians' 11-game winning streak. As a result, it's not expected that Mejia, one of the top catching prospects in all of baseball, will be in store for much duty behind the plate in September, but with Edwin Encarnacion receiving the day off to rest, manager Terry Francona will hand the 21-year-old his first career start in the majors. Mejia had previously appeared as a pinch hitter in two contests, going 0-for-2 with a run scored. Sep 04 12:10 pm (EST)
- The Indians promoted Mejia from Double-A Akron on Friday.
- Mejia is expected to earn a promotion to the big-league club prior to Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
- Mejia will get some reps at third base in the Arizona Fall League, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. All Francisco Mejia (B) News
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