Brewers Reliever Suspended After Testing Positive for PEDs Almost Immediately After Call-Up

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Brewers Reliever Suspended After Testing Positive for PEDs Almost Immediately After Call-Up

Chicago Cubs

After he dominated at Triple-A to open the season, the Milwaukee Brewers added reliever J.C. Mejia last week to the big league roster.

Mejia, 25 appeared twice for the big league Brewers annnnnnd was almost immediately popped for PEDs:

It was looking like the Brewers had snaked a stud out from under the Cleveland organization when he was acquired in the fall for a PTBNL or cash, and then went on to post a 0.84 ERA over 10.2 Triple-A innings to start the season. But now, even after the call-up, Mejia will be out of action for nearly three months after this positive test, and folks will wonder if his early-season breakout was chemically enhanced.

Note that this is already the SECOND Brewers player who was suspended this season after testing positive for a banned substance. Back-up catcher Pedro Severino is already out.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.