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Jeurys Familia | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Mets and RHP Jeurys Familia avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.425 million contract.
The closer was eligible for arbitration for a second time this winter. Familia is likely facing a suspension for a domestic violence incident last October. Jan 13 - 1:36 PM

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Jeurys Familia intends to pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Familia has been pitching in the Dominican Winter League in preparation for the WBC. The Mets' closer is still expected to be issued a lengthy suspension from MLB, even though his wife declined to press charges following a domestic violence incident from October 31. It's unclear when MLB will announce a punishment and if he'll be prevented from pitching in the WBC.
Jan 5 - 11:25 PM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News hears from industry sources that Jeurys Familia's suspension is likely to be at least 30 games.

Familia's domestic assault charge was dismissed Thursday after his wife, Bianca Rivas, declined to press charges following an incident on October 31. There's precedent for a 30-game suspension, as that's what Aroldis Chapman received last year after his girlfriend declined to press charges after a domestic assault incident. There's no timetable for when Major League Baseball will officially announce a decision. The Mets will use Addison Reed to close games while Familia is away.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 08:53:00 AM

Jeurys Familia's domestic assault charge was dismissed Thursday in a New Jersey court.

Familia will not face any more criminal proceedings stemming from a Halloween-night incident with his wife in Fort Lee, New Jersey. But there will now be an internal investigation conducted by Major League Baseball, and a suspension could be coming. Addison Reed may very well be asked to open the 2017 season as the Mets' closer after posting a dominant 1.97 ERA and 91/13 K/BB ratio across 77 2/3 innings in 2016.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 10:01:00 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that the team is anticipating the possibility that Jeurys Familia might not be eligible to pitch at the start of the 2017 season.

"That's something we certainly have to consider," Alderson said. Familia was arrested in Fort Lee, New Jersey, on Halloween for an alleged incident of domestic violence involving his wife. He is next scheduled to appear in court on December 15. Whether a suspension similar to Aroldis Chapman's 30-gamer from a year ago could be coming down the pike from Major League Baseball remains to be seen. Should Familia be forced to miss time during the regular season, Addison Reed would be next man up for saves. This past season, Reed registered a 1.97 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 91/13 K/BB ratio across 77 2/3 frames of relief work.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 07:06:00 PM

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that Jay Reisenger will represent Jeurys Familia in regard to MLB's investigation into his domestic violence case.

It's worth noting that Aroldis Chapman was represented by Reisinger in his domestic violence case last year, which resulted in a 30-game suspension from MLB. Familia was arrested on October 31 in Fort Lee, New Jersey after an alleged domestic violence incident with his wife. He pleaded not guilty last week and his next court date is set for December 15. Familia could face a suspension from MLB even if he isn't convicted.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 09:10:00 PM

The domestic violence charge against Jeurys Familia is expected to be dropped.

Cathy Fleming, who is the lawyer of Familia's wife, Bianca Rivas, said as much as she was leaving the courthouse Thursday following a hearing where Familia pleaded not guilty. There is another hearing currently scheduled in December, but is sounds like it probably won't take place. Even with it looking like the charges against Familia will be dropped, Major League Baseball can still suspend him and almost certainly will.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 08:38:00 AM

Jeurys Familia pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic violence Thursday in a New Jersey court.

Familia was arrested in late October at his home in Fort Lee, New Jersey on a complaint that he caused "bodily injury to another." Police found a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the accuser, whose name has not been revealed. There really aren't many details available yet. Familia's next hearing is in December.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 12:00:00 PM

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday that they will let the legal process play out regarding Jeurys Familia's domestic violence charge before making a decision on any possible discipline.

Familia was arrested on a domestic violence charge in New Jersey last week after allegedly causing "bodily injury to another." His court date has been pushed back to November 14, but we should know more about the case soon. The offseason obviously provides plenty of time for this case to play out, but Familia could face a suspension from MLB even if he isn't convicted.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 02:53:00 PM

Jeurys Familia's court hearing for an alleged domestic violence incident has been pushed back again to November 14.

It's the second time the hearing has been pushed back. Familia was arrested and charged with domestic violence recently following an incident in New Jersey. He could be facing a suspension from Major League Baseball.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 05:56:00 PM

Jeurys Familia's next appearance at Fort Lee Municipal Court for his domestic violence charge has been postponed at his request until November 10.

The appearance was previously scheduled for Thursday. Familia was arrested on a domestic violence charge Monday after allegedly causing "bodily injury to another." Police cited a scratch on the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the victim, whose name was redacted from the report. Familia appeared in Fort Lee Municipal Court on Monday morning and was released on $1,500 bail. He has been ordered to not have any contact with the victim. MLB can issue a suspension regardless of whether Familia is ultimately convicted. This troubling development could obviously have an impact on the Mets' offseason plans.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 03:26:00 PM

According to Andrew Wyrich and Abbott Koloff of the Bergen Record, Jeurys Familia was arrested on a domestic violence charge this week in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Police said in the complaint that Familia allegedly caused "bodily injury to another" and that they observed a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the victim, whose name was redacted from the complaint. Familia, who recently took part in an anti-domestic violence ad campaign, was charged with simple assault. Per MLB's new domestic violence policy, Familia can be handed a suspension regardless of whether he is convicted. The Mets released a brief statement saying that "the matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation."
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 03:04:00 PM

Jeurys Familia surrendered a three-run home run to Conor Gillaspie in the ninth inning to take the loss in Wednesday's 3-0 Wild Card Game loss to the Giants.

Entering the ninth with the two teams stuck in a scoreless tie, matters started out poorly enough for Familia. He surrendered a leadoff double to Brandon Crawford, then proceeded to strike out Angel Pagan. A subsequent Joe Panik walk set the stage for Gillaspie's giant home run. There would be no comeback in the bottom of the ninth. Familia saved 51-of-56 games while posting a 2.55 ERA and 84/31 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings during the regular season. Despite those strong numbers, this one is going to sting for a while.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 11:47:00 PM

Jeurys Familia struck out two in a perfect ninth inning versus the Marlins on Wednesday to notch his 50th save of the season.

He is the first pitcher to hit the 50 save mark this season. It is highly doubtful anyone else will get there. He saved 43 games last year. Familia is rocking a cool 2.62 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 75 2/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:25:00 PM

Jeurys Familia fired a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Twins for his MLB-leading 49th save of the season.

Familia worked around a pair of walks to lock down the victory. It was nice to see him get back on the horse after he was charged with a blown save in his last appearance against the Nationals on Tuesday. Familia owns a 2.47 ERA and 74/26 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings this season.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 10:04:00 PM

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