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Former Mets general manager banned for upcoming Major League Baseball season

Then-New York Mets general manager Billy Eppler looks on during a baseball news conference at Citi Field, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, in New York. The Associated Press/Photo by Seth Wenig, File

Former Mets general manager banned for upcoming Major League Baseball season

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred on Friday said he was suspending former New York Mets General Manager Billy Eppler for the 2024 season for allegedly fabricating injuries. Eppler resigned last October amid an investigation that involved the misuse of assigning players to the injured list.

What did Eppler do? The MLB conducted interviews with more than three dozen people and found that Eppler deliberately fabricated injuries and submitted documentation to improperly put players on the injured list during the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The investigation also said that Eppler acted alone without the involvement of the Mets ownership or other superiors. Eppler will be banned until the end of the 2024 World Series but can be reinstated beforehand.

What do the Mets have to say about this? The Mets said they were aware of the situation and had no further comment. The MLB said that the Mets cooperated with the investigation into Eppler.

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Alex Carmenaty

Alex Carmenaty is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a student at Rutgers University.

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