Red Sox sign Jenrry Mejía to minor league deal

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Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have signed reliever Jenrry Mejía to a minor league contract.

Mejía, 29, hasn’t pitched in the majors since July 2015 as he was banned from baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug for a third time. Last summer, Major League Baseball announced that he was reinstated for the 2019 season.

Across parts of five seasons in the big leagues with the Mets, Mejía compiled a 3.68 ERA with 162 strikeouts and 76 walks in 183 1/3 innings. Since he hasn’t played in the majors in quite some time, the Red Sox obviously aren’t expecting much and are simply taking a flier on Mejía.