Major League Baseball commissioner Robert Manfred announced on Friday afternoon that New York Mets right-handed reliever Jenrry Mejia has been granted a conditional reinstatement from his lifetime ban.
Mejia, 28, was given a lifetime ban back in 2016 after his third positive test for performance enhancing drugs. He has a 2.68 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 28 saves in 183 career innings with the Mets.
Mejia is allowed to resume participation in non-public workout at Mets’ facilities following the 2018 All-Star break and will be eligible for a rehab assignment with a Mets affiliate in mid-August.
Provided that Mejia complies with certain conditions established by the Office of the Commissioner and agreed to by Mejia and the Players Association, Mejia will be reinstated from the Restricted List and will be eligible to resume all baseball activities beginning with 2019 Spring Training.
Manfred recently met with Mejia in New York, during so Jenrry expressed regret for his poor choices and released this statement today.