Mets Pitcher Jenrry Mejia Fails Third Drug Test, Receives Lifetime Baseball Ban

  • by: Perry Sanders III

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Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia from Major League Baseball has been permanently banned from MLB after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs for the third time.

Mejia, 26, tested positive for Boldenone, an old-school type anabolic steroid.

The stud pitcher was suspended for 50 games at the beginning of last season after his first failed test. After returning from his suspension, Mejia played seven games in July before flunking for a second time, earning a 162-game ban that would have carried over into the 2016 season.

Mejia is allowed to apply for reinstatement from the lifetime ban in one year, but must miss a minimum of two years.

He had his best season in 2014, when struck out 98 batters in 93 2/3 innings.

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Thumbnail image for p3.jpgPerry Sanders III is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and is an editor and social media manager at Lead Stories.

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