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Mets reliever Mejia banned for year for positive drug test

Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by Major League Baseball following a second positive test for performance-enhancing substances. The right-hander was suspended April 11 after testing positive for Stanozolol and said in a statement then "I can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system." This time he tested positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone, the commissioner's office said less than an hour before the first pitch of New York's 4-0 victory over San Diego. The two penalties cost Mejia $2,112,869 of his $2,595,000 salary this season. "I was...

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