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Jenrry Mejia

Three strikes but no longer out: Mets' Jenrry Mejia reinstated after 'lifetime' MLB ban

Three strikes but no longer out: Mets' Jenrry Mejia reinstated after 'lifetime' MLB ban

Jenrry Mejia, the first player kicked out of baseball after three violations of the sport’s drug policy, was reinstated Friday by Commissioner Rob Manfred.

Manfred said in a statement that the pitcher could rejoin the New York Mets next year, in what the commissioner called “a final chance.” The league put Mejia on its “permanently ineligible” list two years ago.

“In light of Mr. Mejia’s contrition, his commitment to comply with the program in the future, and the fact that he will have already spent almost four consecutive years suspended without pay,” Manfred said, “I have decided to grant Mr. Mejia a final chance to resume his professional career.”

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