Main League Baseball introduced that right-hander J.C. Mejía of the Brewers has been given a suspension of 162 video games following a optimistic check for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Main League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Remedy Program. The suspension goes into impact instantly. Mejía was given an 80-game suspension final yr, additionally resulting from a optimistic check for Stanozolol.
Brewers common supervisor Matt Arnold issued an announcement on the matter, per Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “The Milwaukee Brewers totally help MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Remedy Program and share within the aim of eliminating performance-enhancing substances from our recreation.”
Mejía, now 27, was acquired from Cleveland after the 2021 marketing campaign. He made two appearances for the Brewers final yr earlier than getting his 80-game suspension in Could. After serving that suspension, he was outrighted off the membership’s roster in August. He was chosen again to the large league membership this July and made 9 appearances earlier than touchdown on the injured listing in August resulting from proper shoulder irritation. He was transferred to the 60-day injured listing final week when the membership chosen Josh Donaldson.
It already appeared like Mejía’s 2023 was over however he’s now slated to overlook successfully all of 2024 as nicely. He’ll be positioned on the restricted listing and received’t be paid or accrue service time so long as he’s on there. That received’t instantly open up a roster spot for the Brewers since Mejía was already on the 60-day IL, however he received’t must be added again to the roster over the winter like different gamers on the IL.