Mejia (suspension), who agreed to one-year, $1.73 million contract with the Mets earlier this month, is expected to apply for reinstatement to Major League Baseball in the near future, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports. Mejia hasn't pitched in affiliated ball since the 2015 season after MLB handed him a lifetime ban in February 2016 for a third positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. The language of Mejia's suspension allows for a reduction in the ban for a minimum of two years, so with that date looming, it appears the 28-year-old is gearing up for a comeback. A hearing would be held within 30 days of any formal application for reinstatement, with commissioner Rob Manfred ultimately deciding Mejia's merits for a return to the big leagues. If Mejia's appeal is denied, the Mets wouldn't be on the hook for his salary.
Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia was suspended 162 games for another positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, the league announced Tuesday. Mejia tested positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone. He had already served a previous 80-game suspension earlier this season. Mejia is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA over 7 1/3 innings this season.
Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia will primarily be the seventh-inning reliever, manager Terry Collins said Sunday. Collins added he will also fill in at times for Bobby Parnell and Jeurys Familia in high-leverage situations. Since returning from an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, Mejia has tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings. He has pitched the seventh inning in both of his appearances.
Mets reliever Jennry Mejia made his first appearance of the season Sunday after serving an 80-game PED suspension. He faced and retired just one batter in the Mets' win over the Diamondbacks. Mejia had been activated since Tuesday, but this was the first action he had seen. "It's tough but I understand because I was out two, two and a half months," Mejia told Newsday.
The Mets have reinstated pitcher Jenrry Mejia from the Restricted List on Tuesday, the team announced. Mejia will be available to pitch in Tuesday's contest at San Francisco. He served an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. To make room for Mejia, the team optioned pitcher Logan Verrett to Triple-A. Verrett went 0-1 with a 2.95 ERA over 21 1/3 innings.
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