By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) _ Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has been banned for an additional 162 games following a positive test for Stanozolol and Boldenone.
Mejia was suspended April 11 following a positive test for Stanozolol and said in a statement then “I can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system.”
He returned July 12 and was 1-0 in seven games, pitching 7 1-3 scoreless innings. Because of the first suspension, he would have been ineligible for the postseason, if the Mets make it that far.
The Mets said in a statement Tuesday they were “extremely disappointed.” New York acquired reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland on Monday.
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