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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 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

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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

Mets placed RHP Jenrry Mejia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with posterior inflammation in his right elbow.

Mejia underwent X-ray and MRI tests Tuesday morning that showed no structural damage, but he was given a cortisone shot and will be shut down from game action for at least the next 10 days. Jeurys Familia figures to get the bulk of the save opportunities during his absence and should be picked up in all fantasy leagues.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Jenrry Mejia (elbow) was diagnosed with inflammation and no structural damage after undergoing an MRI in New York on Tuesday.

Mejia was unavailable in Monday's season opener after feeling stiffness in his elbow, so this is good news under the circumstances. He was given a cortisone shot and figures to be shut down for a bit, so a trip to the disabled list is still possible if not likely, but we might not be talking about an extended absence. Jeurys Familia figures to get save chances for now.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 01:27:00 PM

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