Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a permanent suspension related to performance-enhancing substances after he violated his third drug test.
MLB suspended Mejia, 27, for life after he tested positive for Boldenone.
"We were deeply disappointed to hear that Jenrry has again violated Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," the Mets said in a statement. "We fully support MLB's policy toward eliminating performance enhancing substances from the sport. As per the Joint Drug Program, we will have no further comment on this suspension."
"The permanent suspension of Mejia, who previously received a 162-game suspension for his second performance-enhancing substance violation on July 28, 2015, is effective at the start of the 2016 regular season," MLB said in a statement. "Mejia will not participate in 2016 Spring Training."
Mejia can apply for reinstatement in one-year but his suspension must last at least two years. The commissioner has to decide on Mejia's reinstatement within 30 days of his request, according to Joel Sherman.