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Jenrry Mejia | Relief Pitcher | #58

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM

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Jenrry Mejia is expected to apply for reinstatement when first eligible, according to the North Jersey Record.
Language in the lifetime ban, which Mejia received in 2016 for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs for a third time, allows for him to apply for reinstatement after two years. That date will come around next month, after which he'll seek to have the ban reduced. The 28-year-old recently negotiated a $1.729 million contract for the 2018 season, which the Mets won't have to pay unless he is reinstated. Jan 13 - 8:31 PM

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the Mets and suspended RHP Jenrry Mejia have avoided arbitration by settling on a one-year, $1.729 million contract.

Mejia was placed on the permanently ineligible list after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs for a third time in early 2016. He was suspended for 80 games in April of 2015. He returned in July but was quickly suspended again, this time for 162 games. He wasn't finished serving that suspension when he was busted again and banned permanently. It is not technically a lifetime ban because he was eligible to apply for reinstatement after one year (it has been almost two years now). The Mets will not have to pay him this money unless he does get reinstated by the league.
Jan 5 - 9:31 PM

Jenrry Mejia told Hector Gomez of Z101 in the Dominican Republic that he is "certain I did not use anything (illegal)."

"It’s not like they say," Mejia said in Spanish. "I am certain I did not use anything. I have a lot of faith. I have to clear my name." It's frankly hard to believe Mejia after he was given a lifetime ban by Major League Baseball following his third failed PED test over the last year. But, he'll eventually have a chance to defend himself, as he can apply for reinstatement in one year. The suspension must last at least two years, though, and in all likelihood Mejia's career in baseball is over.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 09:58:00 AM

Major League Baseball has issued a permanent suspension of Jenrry Mejia after a third positive test for a performance-enhancing drug.

It's difficult to comprehend how Mejia let this happen. The reliever previously served an 80-game suspension and was still serving a 162-game suspension for positive tests when he got caught again with Boldenone. He's the first player ever in the majors or minors to receive a lifetime ban for performance-enhancing drugs. Mejia can apply for reinstatement in one year but his suspension must last at least two years. Since there's no precedent, it's hard to know what his chances are of being reinstated. It's quite a fall for a guy who not long ago was serving as the Mets' closer.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 04:50:00 PM

Mets and RHP Jenrry Mejia avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.47 million contract.

The agreement comes at exactly the midpoint between the $2.595 million he filed for and the $2.345 million the Mets offered. Mejia, who is currently serving a second suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, will only earn a prorated portion of his salary. The deal represents a pay cut from the $2.595 million that he earned in 2015.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 09:21:00 PM

Jenrry Mejia requested $2.595 million and was offered $2.345 million by the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

He was projected by to earn $2.6 million. Whatever the figure winds up being, Mejia will only make a prorated portion of it, as he won't be paid while serving the remainder of his PED suspension.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 05:34:00 PM's Anthony DiComo reports that the Mets will "likely" tender Jenrry Mejia a contract for next season.

It wasn't a given, as Mejia will get a raise this winter after making $2.595 million during a suspension-shortened 2015. He'll miss much of 2016 to his second PED suspension, but the Mets have decided it's worth it if they can have his big arm in the bullpen in the second half.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 04:19:00 PM

The Mets are monitoring Jenrry Mejia in the Dominican Winter League.

Mejia received a 162-game suspension in July for a second positive PED test and won't be eligible to return until around midseason next year, but the Mets haven't completely closed the door on bringing him back. The 26-year-old won't count toward the team's 40-man roster as long as he's on the suspended list. The only question is whether the team feels that it's worth paying him for the games he'll be eligible to play next year. He would have received a $2.595 million salary in 2015 if he played the full season. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 03:08:00 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended RHP Jenrry Mejia 162 games for a second positive PED test.

Mejia tested positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone. The reliever just returned from an 80-game ban three weeks ago and inexplicably was busted again. The Mets' acquisition of Tyler Clippard looks even bigger now.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 06:22:00 PM

Mets activated RHP Jenrry Mejia from the suspended list.

Mejia will be available to make his season debut on Tuesday after serving a PED suspension. The Mets plan to throw him into setup duties right away.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 06:12:00 PM

Jenrry Mejia struck out two batters in a scoreless inning Monday with Triple-A Las Vegas.

It was his first appearance with Triple-A after making two scoreless outings with the Mets' Gulf Coast League affiliate. Mejia is eligible to return from his 80-game PED suspension on July 7. He's likely to set up for Jeurys Familia upon his return.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 08:56:00 AM

Jenrry Mejia pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday in a Gulf Coast League game.

He allowed two hits but struck out the other three batters he faced. Mejia is eligible to return from his 80-game PED suspension on July 7 and he should be ready to go on that date. Jeurys Familia has taken over the Mets' ninth-inning role in his absence.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 05:35:00 PM

Jenrry Mejia is slated to return to the United States in about 10 days to begin a throwing program.

Mejia was placed on the disabled list in early April due to right elbow inflammation before being handed an 80-game PED suspension. He'll be eligible to return on July 7 and Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that they'll find a spot for him in their bullpen.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 08:22:00 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that Jenrry Mejia won't be guaranteed a role when he returns from his 80-game PED suspension.

Mejia was placed on the disabled list early last week with right elbow inflammation and received an 80-game suspension over the weekend after testing positive for Stanozolol. Jeurys Familia is handling closing duties right now and Bobby Parnell (elbow) could emerge as an option if he shows his pre-Tommy John surgery form, but Alderson isn't counting on anything from Mejia when he completes his suspension around midseason. "I hope our bullpen is pitching so well there is not a spot for him," said Alderson. "I hope he is not a factor." Per the new PED policy, Mejia wouldn't be eligible for the postseason if the Mets qualify, so he's unlikely to have a prominent role the rest of the way. Feel free to drop him in standard mixed fantasy leagues if you haven't already.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing drug.

It's the same PED that Arodys Vizcaino of the Braves and Ervin Santana of the Twins got caught using. Mejia was placed on the disabled list April 7 with posterior inflammation in his right elbow and will now be sidelined through early July. Jeurys Familia is even more of a waiver wire gem than he was last week when Mejia got injured. Bobby Parnell becomes a better stash in deep leagues.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 05:37:00 PM

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