Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia suspended 80-games after testing positive for Stanozolol

Baseball Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for the synthetic anabolic steroid Stanozolol, 

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. “I’m sorry to the Mets organization, my teammates and the fans, as well as my family.” MORE: Where's the love for the regular season? | Red Sox beat Yankees in 19-inning marathonMejia was currently on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with posterior inflammation in his right elbow. The 25-year-old was productive last season after moving to the bullpen, posting a 2.72 ERA and 60:21 K:BB ratio over 56.1 innings. He also converted 28 of his 31 save chances. He is the fourth player this spring to be suspended for Stanozolol, joining Twins pitcher Ervin Santana, Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and Mariners reliever David Rollins.


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