Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has been suspended for 162 games following a second positive test for performance enhancing drugs, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Mejia tested positive for both stanozolol and boldenone, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
The fairly stunning news comes just weeks after Mejia was activated from an 80-game PED suspension with which he was hit earlier this year. He has, in fact, pitched just 7 1/3 innings for the Mets this season. It’s natural to speculate that the Mets were made aware of the impending suspension prior to acquiring Tyler Clippard from the A’s, and thus, extra-motivated to strike a deal. However, GM Sandy Alderson tells reporters, including Adam Rubin of ESPN New York (Twitter link), that by the time he received a heads up on the Mejia suspension Monday evening, the trade for Clippard was finished.