The first time Mejia was banned, Mets officials expressed disappointment. This time, general manager Sandy Alderson was practically beside himself.
It’s not a good day to be Jenrry Mejia.
Mejia was suspended in April after testing positive for the steroid Stanozolol. The 25-year-old pitcher has said he never knowingly took the steroid.
Commissioner Rob Manfred says MLB is investigating four recent positive tests for the steroid Stanozolol along “the same model” as its 2013 Biogenesis probe.
People attached a lot of adjectives to the Mets’ chances before Saturday’s news. Young. Eager. Resilient. Solid. It’s amazing how the conversation changed so quickly.
Julio Teheran pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves stayed hot with a 5-3 victory Saturday night over the New York Mets, who learned earlier that injured closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended 80 games for a positive drug test.
New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been given an 80-game suspension without pay, effective immediately, after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, the MLB said Saturday.
Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.
For the second straight season, the New York Mets’ closer hasn’t made it past opening day.
Mejia and the Mets reached agreement Wednesday on a one-year contract worth $2,595,000. He asked for $3 million this season and the team offered $2.1 million.
Try as they may, try as they might, Met fans can’t seem to convince their team to be gung-ho on Jung-Ho.
Young, who had been eligible for arbitration, batted .229 with 30 stolen bases in 100 games this year, when his salary was $1.85 million.
Rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom, who is 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts, will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Nationals.
Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday.
“We’re gonna make it because we believe in ourselves,” the reliever said. “We’ll be ready, and we’re gonna make the playoffs. We’re gonna be there.”