News broke early Friday evening that New York Mets’ reliever Jenrry Mejia has been suspended from baseball permanently. The 26-year-old registered 28 saves in 2014 before being suspended for 80 games in April of last year for substance abuse. Just three months later, he was docked with a 162-game ban for failing a test once again for Stanozolol.
This was his third strike, which under the Collective Bargaining Agreement results in a lifetime ban. Unlike his first two suspensions, Mejia only tested positive for Boldenone, but it was enough to bring the MLB’s hammer down.
Jenrry Mejia will go down as one of those players in baseball history who had such immense talent, but was derailed by PED usage. Maybe not since Matt Bush has someone wasted away such a promising career.