Jenrry Mejia RUMORS & NEWS

  • MLB fires back after Jenrry Mejia says he'll fight lifetime ban for PED use

    USA Today "Former New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia plans to appeal his lifetime suspension from Major League Baseball after the league used what his attorney termed "dirty cop tactics" before Mejia was banned for a third positive drug test. Mejia, who failed three tests for performance-enhancing drugs..." March 13

  • Attorney: Mejia to appeal ban after MLB's 'dirty cop tactics'

    The Score "Former New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia announced Friday that he will appeal his lifetime ban issued by Major League Baseball last month as the result of his third failed drug test. With his attorney Vincent White seated next to him, Mejia denied using any banned substance when he tested..." March 11

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    Jared Diamond @jareddiamond

    In other news, Jenrry Mejia is making a "major announcement" at a press conference tomorrow in Long Island City, so that should be fun.

  • Clark: Mejia didn't express concerns with players' union

    The Score "Former New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia didn't convey any issues he had with the league to the Major League Baseball Players Association prior to receiving a lifetime ban for performance-enhancing drug use, according to MLBPA executive director Tony Clark. "Obviously any joint drug agreement..." March 06

  • Jenrry Mejia Says Baseball Officials Orchestrated His Lifetime Ban

    New York Times "Jenrry Mejia, the Mets pitcher who was permanently barred from baseball after three failed doping tests, claims that he was the victim of a witch hunt by Major League Baseball and that the players’ union did not properly advocate on his behalf. Baseball’s drug-testing program, which is jointly..." March 05

  • Mets’ Jenrry Mejia Is Said to Deny Doping Claims

    New York Times "Each time Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, he has declined to discuss the results or has maintained his innocence. Even after his third failed test in less than a year, which was announced Friday and resulted in a lifetime ban from Major League..." February 14

  • Jenrry Mejia: “It is not like they say. I am sure that I did not use anything.”

    Hardball Talk "Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was permanently suspended on Friday after testing positive for a third time for a performance-enhancing drug. The right-hander is maintaining his innocence, as ESPN’s Adam Rubin notes in quoting Dominican sports journalist Hector Gomez. Mejia said, “It is not like they..." February 13

  • Jenrry Mejia gets permanent ban from MLB after third positive PED test

    New York Daily News "Forget about Jenrry Mejia helping out the Mets. Forget about Jenrry Mejia helping out any team. It’s three strikes and you’re out. " February 13

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    BREAKING: Jenrry Mejia has tested positive for PEDs a third time. Major League Baseball just issued him a lifetime ban. #Mets

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    mejia $2.47M settlement is the midpoint but represents a cut from his $2.595M '15 salary. 2-time drug loser in tough spot.

  • Mets mull offer to Jenrry Mejia despite two PED suspensions

    New York Daily News "With baseball’s offseason beginning to move with the signings of Jordan Zimmermann and David Price, the Mets continued to wait it out Tuesday. With their top priority, Ben Zobrist, still deliberating over the multiple offers being thrown at him, the Mets considered their options. One team..." December 02

  • Mets expected to tender a contract to Jenrry Mejia

    Hardball Talk "Jenrry Mejia appeared in just seven games this past season due to a pair of suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets are expected to tender him a contract for 2016. While the Mets were vocal about their disappointment in Mejia’s actions,..." November 30

  • Mejia suspended 162 games for positive test "Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 162 games for testing positive a second time for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. Mejia's suspension is effective immediately. Mejia, 25, had not allowed a run in 7 1/3 innings this season. He missed most..." July 29

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    MLB @MLB

    Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games without pay after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances, effective immediately.

  • Jenrry Mejia returns to the Mets after his 80-game suspension for PED use

    Hardball Talk "Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has returned to the team after serving an 80-game suspension for PED use. Buddy Carlyle has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Mejia. Logan Verrett has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Mejia on the..." July 08

  • When is Jenrry Mejia returning from PED suspension and do Mets want an apology?

    Newark Star-Ledger "On Tuesday, the Mets expect the return of Jenrry Mejia. Their erstwhile closer is scheduled to return to the roster after serving out his 80 game suspension for testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance enhancing drug. The Mets, it seems, are ready to welcome him back after expressing some..." July 05

  • Mets manager says Jenrry Mejia has bullpen spot waiting for him when he returns from PED ban

    New York Daily News "Back in April, when then-closer Jenrry Mejia was dealt an 80-game suspension after a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson suggested there might be no place for him on the roster when it ends. To hear manager Terry Collins lay it out on Tuesday, not..." June 17

  • Jenrry Mejia elbow MRI looks clear, may avoid DL

    New York Post "Jenrry Mejia is hurting, but not down for the count. The Mets closer received relatively good news Tuesday, when an MRI exam on his right elbow showed significant swelling in the triceps, but no structural damage, according to a baseball source. Mejia was expected to receive a cortisone shot..." April 07

  • Not again: Jenrry Mejia’s aching elbow requires MRI

    New York Post "Josh Edgin. Zack Wheeler. Vic Black. Bobby Parnell. All four pitchers are on the disabled list for the Mets. And now there is fear over the health of Jenrry Mejia. “We’re wearing out that MRI machine,” general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday after the Mets’ 3-1 season-opening victory over the..." April 07

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    Kristie Ackert @Ackert_NYDN

    Mejia heading to Nyc in morning for MRI #Mets

  • Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia placed on DL with elbow inflammation

    ESPN New York "A relatively favorable diagnosis still landed New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia on the disabled list Tuesday. Mejia experienced stiffness and pain in his right elbow and was unable to enter Monday's 3-1 win against the Washington Nationals. He was dispatched to New York on Tuesday. MRI,..." April 07

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Jenrry mejia settles with mets at $2.595M. Above midpoint.

  • Jenrry Mejia not upset by Mets saying Bobby Parnell goes into spring as the closer

    New York Daily News "Jenrry Mejia is ready for whatever the Mets ask of him in 2015. Already working out after September surgery to repair a sports hernia, the Mets closer in 2014 was not upset about Terry Collins saying that the role of closer is Bobby Parnell's job going into 2015. "Whatever job they giving to..." December 17

  • Mets closer Jenrry Mejia undergoes sports hernia surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jenrry Mejia, the Mets closer, underwent surgery for a sports hernia today in Philadelphia. It went successfully, according to the Mets. Rehab from the surgery will take three weeks. Mejia finished his first season as the Mets closer, saving 28 games and posting a 2.72 ERA after being placed..." October 02

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Jenrry Mejia will close tonight, but not naming him the closer. Will choose best candidate each day.

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    Mike Vorkunov @Mike_Vorkunov

    Mets send Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen starting tonight. Rafael Montero starts Wed. Jacob deGrom will be on standby for next few days for pen

  • Mejia, Mets top Cardinals, 2-0

    New York Post "The blister that knocked Jenrry Mejia out of his last start didn’t slow him down any more than St. Louis did on Monday night. Sure, the Mets offense went into hiding again, fitting considering the new camouflage tops they donned. But Mejia was so good, it didn’t matter. He smothered the..." April 22

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Jenrry Mejia says his bullpen session went fine and he is set for Monday's start. Had been dealing with blister issue on middle finger.

  • Mejia has forearm bruise, to get X-rays

    ESPN "Jenrry Mejia’s final bid for a rotation spot ended with a knockout Friday night at Olympic Stadium. Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins’ liner struck Mejia in the right forearm to open the bottom of the fifth inning. After a visit from Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez, Mejia..." March 29

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Jenrry Mejia is done for the season with #Mets. Surgery to remove bone spurs in next 7-10 days.

  • Mejia likely done for ’13

    New York Post "Jenrry Mejia’s chances of pitching again in 2013 appear slim after the Mets yesterday placed the right-hander on the disabled list with elbow discomfort. “It doesn’t look very good” manager Terry Collins said before the Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Padres when asked about Mejia’s possible return this..." August 19

  • Mejia says drop in velocity the result of avoiding elbow discomfort

    Newark Star-Ledger "In his season debut against the Nationals Jenrry Mejia threw seven scoreless innings. His cutting fastball averaged 93.92-mph according to BrooksBaseball. Against Miami last week the number was 92.73. In the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Rockies Tuesday night it dropped to 91.79. Mejia told..." August 07

  • Mejia confirms need for offseason surgery

    ESPN New York "Jenrry Mejia confirmed to he will need surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow after the season. Mejia said team doctors recommended having surgery right away after discovering the spurs in May. At the time Mejia was experiencing continued discomfort during a rehab..." July 25

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Mejia starting Friday.

  • Mets’ Mejia gets his cutter back

    New York Post "Jenrry Mejia might have finally rediscovered a lost friend. The Mets right-hander was a late arrival to camp this year and has been limited to two Grapefruit League appearances, but the recent reemergence of his signature pitch, the cutter, is making it a successful spring training for..." March 15

  • Jenrry Mejia ailment a NY Mets mystery

    New York Daily News "Righthanded pitcher Jenrry Mejia was scratched from a “B” game Tuesday morning and sent to New York after team doctors found an undisclosed issue in his initial physical. “He’s got a medical issue that’s going to be dealt with here in the next day or so,” Terry Collins said. “I don’t even..." March 06

  • Mets: Spotlight moving away from Jenrry Mejia

    Bergen Record "Even with his name and age confirmed, Jenrry Mejia’s hardball identity remains defined by a string of question marks. Starter or reliever? Legit prospect or dated heirloom? Someone the Mets can trust or someone they cannot? A few years ago, Mejia – not Matt Harvey, not Zack Wheeler – was the..." February 27

  • NY Mets' Jenrry Mejia struggles in first spring training start giving up grand slam, five total runs

    New York Daily News "Jenrry Mejia’s first start was not a smooth one, as the righthander allowed five runs in one inning against Miami on Tuesday, including a Casey Kotchman grand slam. In that inning, Mejia also committed a throwing error, threw 15 of his 30 pitches for strikes and began six of eight at-bats with a..." February 27

  • Mejia a mess vs. Marlins

    New York Post "Jenrry Mejia’s reputation as maybe the Mets’ worst fielding pitcher certainly isn’t going to expedite his arrival to the big leagues. The Mets only needed to watch Juan Pierre’s bunt leading off the game for the Marlins yesterday to be reminded of Mejia’s defensive deficiencies. Mejia promptly..." February 27