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Former New York Mets GM Billy Eppler suspended through 2024 World Series for fabricating injuries

Feb 9, 2024

Former New York Mets general manager Billy Eppler has been suspended by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred through the 2024 World Series for violating the league's injured list rules, the league announced Friday.

Eppler, who resigned as Mets GM at the end of the 2023 season, is being punished for "improper use of Injured List placements, including the deliberate fabrication of injuries; and the associated submission of documentation for the purposes of securing multiple improper Injured List placements during the 2022 and 2023 seasons," according to MLB.

The league, which did not provide specific examples of Eppler's actions, spent four months investigating the issue and interviewed more than three dozen people. They found that Eppler, who was cooperative, was not influenced by Mets ownership. No other team executives were mentioned in Manfred's findings.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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