JC Mejia (27), a right-handed pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of the American professional baseball league, was severely punished after being caught with a banned substance for two consecutive years.
The Major League Baseball Secretariat announced on the 21st (Korean time) that Mejia was banned for 162 games after being found to have stanozolol, a synthetic steroid, in a banned substance test.
Mejia was caught taking stanozolol in May last year and was banned for 80 games.
Mejia, a native of the Dominican Republic, made his big league debut with the Cleveland Guardians in 2021 and moved to Milwaukee in 2022.
His career records for three seasons are 2 wins, 카지노 7 losses, and an ERA of 8.32 in 28 appearances.
This year, Mejia, who recorded 1 win, no losses, and an ERA of 5.56 in 9 games, was placed on the injured list (IL) due to a shoulder injury on August 16.
“We fully support Major League Baseball’s banned substance program and share the goal of completely eliminating performance-enhancing substances,” the Milwaukee team said shortly after Mejia’s suspension was announced.
Mejia is the first player in the Major League to be disciplined for banned substances this season.
However, in the minor leagues, 13 players have already been disciplined for banned substances. (yunhap news)