The Milwaukee Brewers had a relief pitcher receive a suspension that covers 162 games, or one full MLB season. One year ago this same pitcher was suspended 80 games for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by testing positive for a drug called Stanozolol. He now has tested positive for the same drug and the punishment for a second offense is over double than it was the first time.
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher J.C. Mejia has been suspended 162 games after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug.
J.C. Mejia, who prior to the news of his suspension was on the 60-day injured list with a shoulder issue, had appeared in just nine games with the Brewers this year in which he had a 5.56 ERA. He has been in Milwaukee’s organization for two years and has thrown just 14 big league innings and 61 innings in the minor leagues.
Following the news of his suspension Brewers GM Matt Arnold released the following statement. He also indicated that himself or any club officials will comment further.
“The Milwaukee Brewers fully support MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and share in the goal of eliminating performance-enhancing substances from our game.”
With now two separate offenses of testing positive for a performance enhancing drug and Matt Arnold providing the above statement it is hard to imagine the Brewers re-signing him for the 2024 season and waiting out his suspension.
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