The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Mets Minor League second baseman L.J. Mazzilli has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension of Mazzilli, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League, is effective at the start of the 2015 season.
L.J. is the son of former Mets favorite Lee Mazzilli. The New York Post had a feature on him last month, following a successful stint in the Arizona Fall League.