New York Mets pitcher Jennry Mejia became the first major league player banned under the sport's drug policy when he was "permanently suspended" Friday after a third positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.
Mejia joins Pete Rose as the only living players banished for life, according to John Thorn, the official historian of Major League Baseball.
Rose, barred for gambling on the sport, was denied reinstatement in December. Mejia can apply for reinstatement but must sit out at least two years, according to the MLB drug policy.
A baseball umpire trainee runs toward first base to get into position to make a call during an instructional camp session at Compton Community College. The umpire camp is operated by Major League Baseball and includes on-field and classroom instruction.