January 11th, 2017
Two years ago, Jenrry Mejia was the Mets closer, today, he gets the ultimate tease.
Through salary arbitration, Mejia and the Mets “agreed” to a one-year deal for $1.9 million. Unfortunately for Mejia, he will receive none of that, as he’s currently enduring a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball.
While he’s not going to be in a Mets uniform (or any uniform for that matter) for a long time, he is still officially on the Mets “restricted list” which requires the Mets and Mejia to go through the technicalities that one would have to go through if he was an active player.
While Mejia’s ban is a lifetime ban, being an offender of Major League Baseball’s drug policy three times within two years, I wouldn’t be surprised if he get’s reinstated in a few years in good faith by Rob Manfred.