Arizona Diamondbacks v New York Mets

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. 

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