MLB announced the punishment Saturday. This is the fourth penalty for a positive Stanozolol test reported by MLB in less than a month, following Minnesota pitcher
Mejia began the season as New York's closer, but he was put on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a posterior elbow inflammation.
Mejia released a statement through the team saying that he knows the rules and accepts his punishment, but "can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system."
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is out of the starting lineup against Milwaukee a day after taking himself out of a game because of left knee soreness.
The status of the 2013 National Leagtue most valuable player is considered day to day. He departed after his at-bat in the top of the ninth of the Pirates' 6-2 win Friday night against the
Michael Brantley's back issue has sent him to the bench again.
The Cleveland Indians All-Star outfielder, who sat out two games in Houston in the season-opening series because of tightness in his lower back, sat out Saturday against the
Brantley's back has bothered him for several weeks and acted up late in Friday's home opener.
The Texas Rangers put left-hander Derek Holland on the 60-day disabled, a day after he pitched only one inning in the home opener because of a shoulder injury.
Outfielder Ryan Rua was put on the 15-day DL because of a right ankle sprain.
Texas recalled right-hander Jon Edwards from Round Rock and purchased the contract of outfielder
Holland felt tightness on his last pitch of warmups Friday, then threw nine pitches against Houston. He was diagnosed with a subscapular strain in his left shoulder.