Mets Pitcher Mejia Suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia has received a permanent suspension from Major League and Minor League Baseball after testing positive for Boldenone, his third performance-enhancing substance violation under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The permanent suspension of Mejia, who previously received a 162-game suspension for his second performance-enhancing substance violation on July 28, 2015, is effective at the start of the 2016 regular season. Mejia will not participate in 2016 Spring Training.