Sandy Alderson addressed the media before Tuesday night’s game against the Padres. Here are the highlights:
When asked about the stunning 162-game suspension of Jenrry Mejia for a second failed drug test, news that broke just before Alderson stepped onto the podium, he said, “Tremendous amount of disappointment, to some extent anger, to some extent amazement that this could happen so soon after a suspension is completed.”
Alderson said MLB called him Monday to tell him about the failed test, but by that time the deal for Tyler Clippard was already done. He called it a “coincidence.”
He also could not say whether this would be the end of Mejia’s Mets career, saying it is “something we have to think about.”
On the trade front, Alderson said he is continuing to talk to other teams, but he won’t make predictions on whether anything would get done. He said he would not pursue another reliever in the wake of Mejia’s suspension.
SNY cut out of the news conference before it ended, so that is all I heard.