Top Jenrry Mejia News

  • Red Sox's Jenrry Mejia: Throws another scoreless inning

    Mejia allowed one hit and struck out one over a scoreless inning for Triple-A Pawtucket in Saturday's game against Syracuse.

    Mejia has fired four scoreless outings in five appearances, registering three saves thus far. He's allowed one run on four hits while striking out six over 6.1 innings. The 29-year-old former closer is not on the 40-man roster, so the Red Sox are likely to shuttle other relievers to Boston if one is needed.

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  • Red Sox's Jenrry Mejia: Won't break camp with team

    Mejia will not be on the Opening Day roster, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Manager Alex Cora mentioned Mejia as a possibility earlier in the week but confirmed he wouldn't make the team Saturday. With good results in the minors, Mejia could be up before long, as he owns a 3.68 ERA in 183.1 career innings.

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  • Red Sox's Jenrry Mejia: Could make Opening Day roster

    Mejia could break camp on the big-league roster according to manager Alex Cora, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Mejia is attempting to make a comeback after being reinstated from his lifetime ban for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs on multiple occasions. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2015 but has a strong 9:2 K:BB in seven innings this spring. Boston's closer situation is in flux, so almost any reliever who makes the team has a shot to earn saves, though Mejia will have to prove he's back and effective before truly becoming a part of that conversation.

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  • Red Sox's Jenrry Mejia: Fans three in debut

    Mejia struck out the side and walked one in Thursday's game against the Nationals.

    Mejia entered to pitch the ninth inning, marking his first appearance on a major-league mound since 2015, after being banned from baseball due to three positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs. The one-time closer (28 saves in 2014) was reinstated over the summer and signed a minor-league deal with Boston, making him a long shot to break camp with the Red Sox.

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  • Red Sox's Jenrry Mejia: Signs with Red Sox

    Mejia signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of reports.

    Mejia is eligible to return in 2019 after having his lifetime ban overturned last July. While he hasn't appeared in the majors since 2015, the 29-year-old right-hander owns a career 3.68 ERA across parts of five major-league seasons (183.1 innings) and should have a real shot at contributing out of the Red Sox's bullpen at some point. Per Heyman, the deal includes an invitation to early mini camp but not big-league spring training, so Mejia figures to open the season in the minors.

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  • Jenrry Mejia: Let go by Mets

    Mejia (suspension) was released Tuesday by New York, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

    Mejia hasn't seen any action since the 2015 season, although he managed to escape his lifetime ban after dealing with multiple drug-related violations and will be eligible to take the field beginning in 2019. The 29-year-old right-hander will search for a new home after spending the first part of his professional career in New York.

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  • Mets' Jenrry Mejia: Starts rehab assignment

    Mejia (suspension) began a rehab assignment with one of the Mets' Dominican Summer League teams Thursday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Though Mejia had his lifetime ban lifted by the commissioner, he is suspended for the rest of the 2018 season due to multiple performance-enhancing drug-related offenses. He tossed four shutout innings during Thursday's outing.

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  • Mets' Jenrry Mejia: To begin workouts after All-Star break

    Mejia (suspension) is eligible to begin workouts at Mets facilities following the All-Star break, Erin Fish of reports.

    With his former lifetime ban from baseball for multiple PED suspensions now lifted by the commissioner, Mejia can try to get his career back on track. He hasn't thrown a pitch in the majors in three years, so the best-case scenario still only has him competing for a spot on the big-league staff next spring, but the 28-year-old right-hander will at least officially be part of the Mets organization again.

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  • Jenrry Mejia: Eligible to return in 2019

    Mejia (suspension) will be eligible to return to Major League Baseball in 2019, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

    Mejia become the first person to be banned for life for multiple performance-enhancing drug-related offenses after failing a third test in 2016. The ban has now been shortened but he will still end up having missed three years. He was an effective pitcher during his previous time in the big leagues, posting a 3.68 ERA in 183.1 career innings and saving 28 games in 2014, but it's hard to say what his effectiveness will be after missing such a long period of time.

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  • Jenrry Mejia: Expected to apply for reinstatement

    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.

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  • Jenrry Mejia: Agrees to contract despite lifetime ban

    Mejia agreed to a one-year, $1.73 million contract with the Mets, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The contract will only be paid if Mejia is reinstated from his current lifetime ban.

    Mejia has been out of the league since a stint with the Mets back in 2015, as he received a lifetime ban from the MLB following three positive PED tests. While the two sides were able to come to an agreement on a deal Friday, Mejia is not expected to be reinstated, so this contract isn't likely to be paid out.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Tabara Arriba, Azua, DR
Age: 33
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R