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Mejia, a RHP for the New York Mets, reportedly tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug called Boldenone. He was in the midst of serving a 162 game suspension for his second positive PED test, which he failed when Boldenone and Stanozolol was found in his system.
Mejia was only the second MLB player (Alex Rodriguez is the other) who had received a 162 game suspension for a PED violation, and he has now become the first player given a lifetime suspension from MLB.
Mejia was among the Mets top prospects prior to breaking into the Major Leagues in 2010. He began the 2011 season back in Triple-A before suffering an elbow injury that lead to Tommy John surgery, which forced Mejia to sit out the majority of 2011 and 2012 before returning to the big leagues.
He finishes his career with a 3.68 ERA and 28 saves in 183.1 IP across 113 big league appearances, all with the Mets.
Watch the video below of Mejia pitching for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in early 2011 prior to injuring his elbow: