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Mets' Jenrry Mejia is suspended 80 games

Mets' Jenrry Mejia is suspended 80 games

New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. 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 Ervin Santana, Seattle pitcher David Rollins and Atlanta pitcher Arodys Vizcaino. 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...

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