Jenrry Mejía Is the First MLB Beisbolista to Be Permanently Barred for Doping

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At just 26 years old, Dominican beisbolista Jenrry Mejía will never play for the MLB again. After testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug for the third time, Mejía has become the first player to be permanently barred for cheating. The New York Times reports that he didn’t play for 80 games in April 2015 because he had tested positive for stanozolol.

When he returned, he was suspended for the full season – 162 games – for testing positive for stanozolol and boldenone. Though the Mets hoped that he would be able to come back and extended his contract for the upcoming season, he once again tested for boldenone.

In a statement, the Mets said they were disappointed but supported the MLB’s decision.