Major League Baseball is issuing a lifetime ban to New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia. MLB announced on Friday that he has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs for a third time, leading to a permanent suspension.
The 26-year-old pitched in just seven games for the National League champions last season, going 1-and-0 with a 0.00 ERA over seven-and-a-third innings. He served as the Mets closer in 2014, racking up 28 saves. Mejia owns a lifetime mark of 9-and-14 with a 3.68 ERA over parts of five big league seasons, all with the Mets.
Mejia might have a slim chance at being reinstated. He is eligible to apply for reinstatement, though that seems unlikely.
Jenrry Mejia can apply for reinstatement from ban in one year, but must sit out a minimum of two years even if that's granted by MLB.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) February 12, 2016
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