Main League Baseball introduced that right-hander J.C. Mejía of the Brewers has been given a suspension of 162 video games following a constructive take a look at for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Main League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Therapy Program. The suspension goes into impact instantly. Mejía was given an 80-game suspension final yr, additionally as a consequence of a constructive take a look at for Stanozolol.
Brewers common supervisor Matt Arnold issued an announcement on the matter, per Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “The Milwaukee Brewers absolutely help MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Therapy Program and share within the objective of eliminating performance-enhancing substances from our sport.”
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 Might. After serving that suspension, he was outrighted off the membership’s roster in August. He was chosen again to the massive league membership this July and made 9 appearances earlier than touchdown on the injured checklist in August as a consequence of proper shoulder irritation. He was transferred to the 60-day injured checklist 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 checklist and gained’t be paid or accrue service time so long as he’s on there. That gained’t instantly open up a roster spot for the Brewers since Mejía was already on the 60-day IL, however he gained’t have to be added again to the roster over the winter like different gamers on the IL.