Mets reliever Mejia banned for life for doping

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Posted: Feb 12, 2016 5:58 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major League Baseball on Friday issued a lifetime ban to former New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia after he tested positive a third time for a performance-enhancing substance.

Mejia, 26, tested positive for anabolic steroid Boldenone. He was in the midst of a 162-game suspension for both Boldenone and Stanozolol, for which he tested positive while serving his original 80-game ban last summer.

The lifetime suspension is the longest drug-related ban MLB has issued.

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes)