(NEW YORK) — Major League Baseball has issued its first lifetime ban over performance-enhancing drugs after New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia had his third positive drug test in a year.
MLB made the decision Friday, saying the 26-year-old would also be suspended from minor league baseball, after the 26-year-old tested positive for Boldenone.
“We were deeply disappointed to hear that Jenrry has again violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” said a statement from the Mets. “We fully support MLB’s policy toward eliminating performance enhancing substances from the sport. As per the Joint Drug Program, we will have no further comment on this suspension.”
Mejia was already under suspension for testing positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone in July and had 99 games of his 162-game suspension left. He had previously been suspended in April for 80 games after a positive test for Stanozolol.
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