MLB suspends ex-Mets GM Billy Eppler for 2024 season for improper use of injured list



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Major League Baseball has suspended former New York Mets general manager Billy Eppler through the 2024 World Series for improper use of the injured list, including the “deliberate fabrication of injuries,” commissioner Rob Manfred announced Friday.

Eppler resigned in October amid MLB’s investigation after he spent the past two seasons as Mets GM. The team hired Eppler on Nov. 18, 2021, signing him to a four-year contract.

“The Mets have been informed of the conclusion of Major League Baseball’s investigation,” the team said in a statement Friday. “With Billy Eppler’s resignation on October 5, 2023, and with David Stearns leading the Baseball Operations team, the Mets consider the matter closed and will have no further comment.”

This will be updated.

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