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Banned for life: Mets pitcher Jennry Mejia banished for drug use

Banned for life: Mets pitcher Jennry Mejia banished for drug use

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.

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