Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup

April 11 (The Sports Xchange) - New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended 80 games after a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. Major League Baseball announced Saturday that Mejia tested positive for Stanozolol. He became the fourth player suspended by MLB since late March. Pitchers David Rollins of the Seattle Mariners, Arodys Vizcaino of the Atlanta Braves and Ervin Santana of the Minnesota Twins were earlier suspended for 80 games after positive drug tests. Mejia's suspension takes effect immediately. He will not appeal. "I know the rules are the rules and I will accept my punishment, but I can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system," Mejia said. Mejia had yet to pitch this season because of stiffness in the back of his right elbow he felt while warming up on Opening Day. He was subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list. - - - The New York Yankees purchased the contract of left-hander Matt Tracy and added him to the 25-man roster. Tracy will give the Yankees a fresh arm after Friday night's 19-inning, 6-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees also optioned left-hander Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Shreve threw 56 pitches and tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings Friday. The team transferred right-hander Ivan Nova to the 60-day disabled list. He is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. - - - The Minnesota Twins placed right-hander Ricky Nolasco on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right elbow. The Twins also recalled right-hander Trevor May from Triple-A Rochester to take Nolasco's roster spot. - - - The Chicago White Sox optioned infielder Carlos Sanchez to Triple-A Charlotte to make room for the return of left-hander Chris Sale on Sunday. (Editing by Gene Cherry)