April 11th, 2015
Jenrry Mejia was tested positive for Stanozolol, a performance enhancing drug that has been around for a while. Mejia was previously injured from an elbow injury, which was supposed to sideline Mejia for at least a few weeks. Mejia will now miss half of the season, effective immediately.
“I know the rules are the rules and I will accept my punishment, but I can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system,” Mejia said in a statement. “I have been through a lot in my young career and missed time due to injury. I have worked way too hard to come back and get to where I am, so I would never knowingly put anything in my body that I thought could hold me out further.”
In the interim, Jeryus Familia is scheduled to be the closer. It is not known if Bobby Parnell will become the closer when he returns from Tommy John Surgery, I assume it will be based on Familia’s performance in the closer role.