At least he made history.
Talented, but troubled Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia tested positive for a performance enhancing drug yet again, Major League Baseball announced Friday, marking the third time in the last calendar year that Mejia has failed a test. Under baseball's collective bargaining agreement, Mejia earned himself a lifetime ban.
The 26-year-old now owns the distinction of becoming the first player in Major League Baseball history to be banned for life because of repeated PED use. In a statement released late Friday, the Mets expressed their disappointment in the right-hander.
"We were deeply disappointed to hear that Jenrry has again violated Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. 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 handed two PED-related suspensions last year and appeared in only seven games as the Mets made their way to the World Series. He had 99 games remaining on his second suspension before he was eligible to return to the mound this season.
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