Mets’ Mejia suspended for year for positive drug test
NEW YORK — Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has been banned for an additional 162 games following a positive test for Stanozolol and Boldenone.
Mejia was suspended April 11 following a positive test for Stanozolol and said in a statement then “I can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system.”
He returned July 12 and was 1-0 in seven games, pitching more than seven scoreless innings. Because of the first suspension, he would have been ineligible for the postseason, if the Mets make it that far.
The Mets said in a statement Tuesday they were “extremely disappointed.” New York acquired reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland on Monday.