NEW YORK (AP) – Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball’s drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.
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Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban
Jake Thompson scanned the near-empty clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park last month and saw other Phillies prospects who, like him, may not return to that room in 2016. But Forget that. Thompson, traded for one of the greatest pitchers in Phillies history, visualized a new era.
Youth and hope will abound at Phillies camp
The Phillies open spring training this week in Clearwater, Fla., for the 70th consecutive season. As long as the weather is warm and the Danish are still free in Lenny’s, thousands of local fans will observe the annual rite with a journey south. Maybe the attraction is to sit beneath the high Florida sky and savor the beauty of a perfect hop, or maybe to sit beneath the thatched roof of Frenchy’s Tiki Pavilion and savor an entire pint of hops.
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Ford: Phils’ future on display in Fla.