Pitcher Jenrry Mejia was released today by the New York Mets after serving three drug suspensions. The 29-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic was told in July by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred that he could return to the big leagues in 2019.
Mejia was the Mets’ closer in 2014 and was suspended for 80 games on April 11, 2015, following a positive test for Stanozolol, a drug popular among bodybuilders. Mejia was suspended for life on 2/19/16 after his third positive test for a banned steroid.
Mejia is 9-14 with a 3.68 ERA in 18 starts and 95 relief appearances.