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Jeurys Familia | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jeurys Familia returned to action on Friday, hurling a scoreless ninth inning in a victory over the Marlins.
Familia had difficulty getting loose on Tuesday, and was held out on Wednesday as a precautionary measure. It appears that it was just a minor scare and that he should be good to go moving forward. He remains second in line for saves in the Mets bullpen behind Jenrry Mejia. Jul 12 - 4:45 AM

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Jeurys Familia is unavailable on Wednesday night.

Familia had trouble getting his arm loose on Tuesday, which Mets manager Terry Collins called a "red flag." The right-hander had elbow surgery in May 2013 and will likely undergo a range of tests on his throwing arm.
Jul 9 - 4:13 PM

Jeurys Familia promptly blew a save opportunity when called upon Saturday against the Phillies.

Familia entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Mets leading by one run. He gave up a leadoff ground-rule double to Marlon Byrd and then a game-tying RBI single to Domonic Brown. Familia stayed in for another eight batters and did not allow another run as the Mets marched back to win it in the 14th. Jenrry Mejia remains firmly atop New York's closer depth chart for now.
May 31 - 8:44 PM

Jeurys Familia tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his first save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Familia entered the game in the eighth inning with two on and one out and got former teammate Ike Davis to ground into an inning-ending double play, preserving a three-run lead. He remained in the game in the ninth after the Mets had extended their lead and nailed down the victory. Familia is likely next in line for saves with the Mets behind Jenrry Mejia, who probably wasn't available Wednesday after pitching two innings the day before.
May 28 - 4:37 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that his closer will be a "game-by-game" decision.

Jeurys Familia, Kyle Farnsworth, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Jose Valverde are all expected to get chances until one emerges as a reliable go-to option. Familia has a 3.12 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings this year and seems like the most optimal fantasy pickup.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Jeurys Familia is "moving closer" to becoming the team's closer.

With Kyle Farnsworth an underwhelming option, and no other seemingly viable alternatives, the Mets are likely to try out several different options in the ninth inning. Familia has posted a 3.12 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 14/8 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 frames this year.
May 11 - 7:21 PM

Jeurys Familia took a loss after a bases-loaded HBP on his 51st pitch in relief Friday against the Angels.

Really, it was his 43rd pitch; eight of the previous ones had been to intentionally walk the bases loaded after Raul Ibanez reached third with one out in the 11th. That spelled Familia's doom when he hit Hank Conger with a 2-2 offering, ending the game. Familia had already pitched two scoreless innings, throwing 31 pitches, before being asked to work the 11th. It proved to be too much, as Terry Collins really should have guessed ahead of time.
Apr 12 - 2:29 AM

Jeurys Familia tossed a scoreless inning Monday in his first appearance in the Arizona Fall League.

Familia required surgery in June to remove a bone spur and loose bodies from his right elbow, so he only logged 19 2/3 innings between the majors and minors this season. The 24-year-old is expected to participate in winter ball in the Dominican Republic this offseason and should have a chance to crack the Mets' bullpen next season.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Jeurys Familia plans to participate in winter ball in the Dominican Republic this offseason, in an effort to make up for lost time due to injury this season.

The 23-year-old hurler underwent elbow surgery earlier in the year to remove a bone spur and loose bodies, but worked hard to return to the Mets before the end of the season. He's unlikely to be used during Saturday's doubleheader, after working each of the last two days on his rehab assignment at Single-A Savannah.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 02:16:00 PM

Mets activated RHP Jeurys Familia from the 60-day disabled list.

He will be active and in uniform for Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins. Familia had been sidelined since May 12 after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow. The 23-year-old has spent the last week on a rehab assignment with Single-A Savannah.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Jeurys Familia (elbow) began a rehab assignment with Single-A Savannah on Monday.

Familia, on the disabled list since May 12 due to elbow surgery, hopes to return to the Mets later this month. It's more likely that the 23-year-old right-hander sets up shop in New York's bullpen next season.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 05:43:00 PM

Jeurys Familia (elbow) could be cleared for a rehab assignment Monday.

Familia, on the disabled list since May 12 due to elbow surgery, was cleared after throwing a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday without any issues. The Mets are hoping he can return in September.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 09:56:00 AM

Jeurys Familia (elbow) has begun throwing in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Familia underwent surgery last month to remove bone spurs from his right elbow. He's probably a long shot to pitch for the Mets again before the end of the season.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Mets transferred RHP Jeurys Familia from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a procedural move to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Familia underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right elbow and likely won't factor into the Mets' bullpen again until 2014.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 10:27:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins doesn't expect Jeurys Familia (elbow) to return this season.

"I don’t think we’ll have him this year," Collins said. Familia underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right elbow. The club hasn't revealed a specific timetable for the youngster, but it sounds like he won't factor into the Mets' bullpen again until 2014.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 07:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
3Bobby Abreu
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Daisuke Matsuzaka
8Bobby Parnell