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Jenrry Mejia could break camp on the big-league roster according to manager Alex Cora, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Mejia is attempting to make a comeback after being reinstated from his lifetime ban for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs on multiple occasions.
Mejia has not pitched in the majors since 2015 with the Mets. His best season came in 2014 when the 29-year-old reliever was the closer in New York and had 28 saves. Mejia could have an outside chance of getting the closer role with the Red Sox if other candidates fail and he shows he can still get out major league hitters. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Mejia.
Inplausibly, Jenrry Mejia has once again tested positive for PEDs. MLB has now banned Mejia for life.
Mejia becomes the first player in MLB history to ever receive a permanent suspension under the MLB drug-testing program. Mejia posed no threat to retake the Mets' closer role from Jeurys Familia in 2016. Notwithstanding, Mejia is obviously no longer fantasy relevant.
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia was once again suspended for PED use. This time the reliever will be banned for a full season, 162 games.
Mejia entered the season as the Mets' closer, but he's certainly fallen quickly. After returning from the first ban Mejia was moved into a seventh-inning role. He's now a candidate to be released, and he certainly isn't fantasy relevant.
The New York Mets have activated RP Jenrry Mejia following his 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Mejia entered the season with fantasy value considering he was slated to close games for the Mets. This relevance quickly disappeared, as he landed on the DL with an elbow issue and was soon after suspended for nearly half the season. Upon return, Mejia has lost his closer job to Jeurys Familia.
Forget about the closer role, Mejia may not even have a spot on the Mets when his 80-game suspension ends sometime around the All Star Break. The Mets are furious with Mejia, and it was unlikely he would win back his closer role upon his return. Now he may not even be part of the MLB club.
Mejia can be likely be dropped in all seasonal redraft leagues, unless you have DL space which isn't being used otherwise.