Former Mets executive Eppler disciplined

February 9th, 2024

Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations (DOI) has completed its investigation into allegations that former New York Mets General Manager Billy Eppler and other Mets employees violated MLB’s rules. The Mets organization and Mr. Eppler fully cooperated with MLB's thorough review, which included interviews with over three dozen individuals, in addition to the review of relevant documents and electronic records.

Having reviewed the results of the investigation, Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that Mr. Eppler has been placed on the Ineligible List beginning immediately for directing the following pattern of conduct in violation of MLB’s rules: 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.

Mr. Eppler will be removed from the Ineligible List following completion of the 2024 World Series unless the Commissioner grants an application to reinstate him earlier.

MLB’s investigation concluded that the pattern of conduct was at Mr. Eppler’s sole direction and without any involvement of Club ownership or superiors.

MLB considers the matter closed and will have no further comment.