JENRRY MEJIA NEWS

Jenrry Mejia will be Mets' setup man upon return from PED suspension

If New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia doesn't already regret the actions that led to his 80-day performance-enhancing suspension, he certainly will upon returning from his suspension next week. As Mejia prepares to rejoin the Mets with a stint in the minors, manager Terry Collins has declared that the 25-year-old reliever will be the team's setup man instead of closer, a role he...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Mets’ Bullpen When Mejia Returns

Although Bobby Parnell has pitched well for the Mets since coming off the disabled list, I’m figuring Jenrry Mejia will assume to the set-up role to Jeurys Familia when he’s activated from his suspension next week. I thought the Mets would sever ties with Mejia after he was nailed for PEDs, but the erratic performance of their bullpen made that implausible. However, should the...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suspended Mets Reliever Jenrry Mejia Moved to Triple-A Las Vegas

New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia will continue his trek back to the big leagues from a doping suspension in Triple-A Las Vegas. Mejia pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts on June 29 in his first Triple-A appearance with Las Vegas, after previously pitching for the Gulf Coast Mets. He will have about a week with the 51s while he waits for his suspension to end on...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Pitching Great, Will Rejoin Mets Next Week

Terry Collins told reporters that Jenrry Mejia is “ready to go” and will join the bullpen as soon as he’s able to return. He is scheduled to come off the restricted list on July 7 and everything points to him being activated as soon as eligible. “He’s throwing great,” Collins said of Mejia, who tossed a scoreless ninth inning for Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday night. Mejia...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Fulmer Impresses Again, Mejia Throws For Vegas

  Sacramento 14, Las Vegas (45-33)  7 Vic Black had a typical Vic Black outing walking three guys to load the bases but getting a strike out to end the inning without any damage. Jenrry Mejia also made an appearance on his way back pitching a scoreless 9th inning with two strikeouts. Starter Tyler Pill did not fare as well lasting only 3 innings giving up eight runs (seven earned...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Tosses Scoreless Inning As He Nears July Return

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia pitched a scoreless inning during a rehab appearance with the GCL Mets on Tuesday. The one-time Mets closer allowed two hits, walked none and struck out three batters. Mejia is expected to slot right into a late inning setup role and team officials say he will be activated as soon as he’s eligible on July 7. As Mejia serves out the remainder of his 80...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Mets do with Jenrry Mejia?

Remember earlier this season when fans were wondering who the Mets closer would be as the season progressed? The team started the season with Jenrry Mejia as the closer, Jeurys Familia as the setup man, and Bobby Parnell was bound to come off the disabled list. However, Major League Baseball suspended Mejia for testing positive for using a performance-enhancing drug, Stanozolol...
Via Mets360.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia’s Much-Needed Return Draws Near

The Mets are 66 games into the season, which means that only 14 games remain on Jenrry Mejia‘s 80-game PED suspension. Mejia was the Mets’ closer last season and pitched very well, saving 28 games and posting a 2.72 ERA as a reliever. But he lost his claim to the role just before the season opener, when it was announced that he would be banned for the first 80 games of the season...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins says Mejia will have spot in Mets bullpen upon returning from ban

Contrary to New York Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson's comments earlier in the season, it appears as though Jenrry Mejia will be taken in with open arms when he returns to the club from his 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension. According to the New York Daily News, manager Terry Collins said that "when [Mejia] comes back, he'll certainly be at the back end of that bullpen...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Inching Towards Return Date

As Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote today, Jenrry Mejia‘s possible return date from his 80-game suspension is in sight and right now, the Mets are saying he will return to the team. Mejia will be allowed to rehab and even pitch in the minor leagues before he is eligible to return to the major league club. If all games are played on schedule, he will be allowed to return...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

With Familia Dominating As Closer, Is Mejia Finished As A Met?

It’s been a few weeks since Jenrry Mejia was slapped with an 80-game suspension for testing positive for stanzolol, a performance enhancing drug. With Mejia out, and Bobby Parnell still working his way back from Tommy John surgery a year ago, 25 year old Jeurys Familia has had the reigns of closer bestowed upon him, he has surely lived up to the task. Familia has pitched in 11...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Alderson Hopes Mejia Has No Spot In Bullpen After Completing Suspension

Last night during the Mets broadcast, Steve Gelbs said that while discussing Jenrry Mejia and what the plan was when he completes his PED suspension on July 6, he was taken back by how the Mets general manager responded. Actually, I was a bit surprised as well. Alderson told Gelbs, “I hope there’s no spot for him in the bullpen when he’s done serving his suspension.” ...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB To Launch Investigation Into Rash of Stanozolol Positive Results

Commonly sold under the name Winstrol (oral) and Wonstrol Depot (intramuscular), Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid that began to be widely used in sports during the 80’s but which has actually been around since 1962. It was in fact the steroid that Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive on in 1988. As of 4/14, Jenrry Mejia of the Mets, Ervin Santana of the Twins...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Mejia’s suspension and other opening week takeaways

By now you’ve probably all heard the news regardging New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia. Mejia, currently on the DL with an elbow issue, has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for Stanozolol, a banned and performance enhancing substance. Mejia is not the first to fall victim to a negative drug test. 3 other players have recently tested positive for the substance as well...
Via isportsweb.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wright’s Criticism Of Mejia Shows Why He’s Captain

Like anybody with a clue, Mets captain David Wright was upset, angry, disappointed – choose whatever word you want – in reliever Jenrry Mejia, who was suspended for 80 games for using Stanozol. I’d like to add stupid. These guys know the banned substances and the penalty. If there’s an “Idiot of the Year Award,” Mejia is deserving. MEJIA: Idiot. (AP) Unlike many players...
Via New York Mets Report
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wright Says Mejia Messed Up And Deserves To Be Punished

Mets third baseman  David Wright blasted teammate Jenrry Mejia, who was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball Saturday for testing positive for steroids. “It’s obviously disappointing. Not only do you cost yourself 80 games and don’t get paid, but you’re hurting everybody in here. You’re letting down your teammates and I think that probably means just as much, if...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Slaps Mejia With 80 Game Suspension After Testing Positive For Steroids (Updated)

MLB announced that Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 80 games without pay for testing positive for Stanozolol – an anabolic steroid. Mejia, 25, says he has no idea how the substance ended up in his body. “I know the rules and I will accept my punishment, but I honestly have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system. I’m sorry to the Mets organization,...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games for PED use

Major League Baseball has suspended New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia 80 games for failing a drug test.  Mejia tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanzolol. Stanzolol is commonly used in the bodybuilding community while in “cutting” cycles, where athletes are attempting to lose body fat without sacrificing muscle mass.  The State of New York classifies Stanzolol...
Via Mets360.com
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Closer Jenrry Mejia Suspended 80 Games After Positive PED Test

ATLANTA — New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. MLB announced the punishment Saturday. This is the fourth penalty for a positive Stanozolol test reported by MLB in less than a month, following Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin...
Via NESN.com
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jenrry Mejia gets 80 game suspension for positive Stanozolol test

New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was placed on the disabled list on April 7, now he will have plenty of time to heal following an 80 game suspension. Mejia was placed on the disabled list for posterior inflammation in his right elbow but will now be out until July. Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, effective immediately...
Via Tireball.com
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games without pay for PED use

Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for the synthetic anabolic steroid Stanozolol, the MLB announced Saturday.  "I know the rules are the rules and I will accept my punishment, but I can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system," Mejia said in a statement released by the MLB Players' Association via...
Via Fox Sports
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets closer Mejia suspended 80 games after positive test

New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug Stanozolol, Major League Baseball announced Saturday. Mejia has not pitched yet this season; he complained of elbow tightness after warming up on Opening Day and was diagnosed with elbow inflammation. The Mets placed him on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mejia Suspended 80 Games After Testing Positive For PED

The Mets announced that closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 80 games without pay for testing positive for Stanozolol. Mejia says he has no idea how it ended up in his body “I know the rules and I will accept my punishment, but I honestly have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system. I’m sorry to the Mets organization, my teammates and the fans, as well as my...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games for PEDs

New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia, who was the team’s closer last season, has been suspended 80 games for violating the league’s policy against performance enhancing drugs. Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, effective immediately. — MLB (@MLB) April 11, 2015   Stanozolol is defined as a synthetic anabolic...
Via Sportsnaut
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Familia Hopes To Take Opportunity And Run With It

Opportunity means everything for late inning relievers. Jenrry Mejia became the closer mainly because Bobby Parnell was out for the 2014 season. The year before that, Parnell became the closer because Frank Francisco could not stay healthy. And now this year, Jeurys Familia gets that same opportunity after Mejia lands on the DL with a stiff elbow. (Anthony DiComo) Of course Mejia...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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