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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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Jeurys Familia returned to Mets camp Monday.
Mike Puma of the New York Post reported Saturday that Familia's weekend absence from the Mets' spring training facilities had something to do with MLB's ongoing investigation into the closer's October domestic violence charge. So maybe we'll be hearing about a suspension soon from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. Addison Reed projects to open the 2017 season as New York's ninth-inning man, unless Familia somehow avoids punishment. Feb 20 - 9:01 AM

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Jeurys Familia was absent from spring training workouts for a second consecutive day on Saturday.

As was the case on Friday, Familia checked into the club's spring training complex early in the morning but departed before workouts began. Mike Puma of the New York Post notes that his absence pertains to the MLB investigation around his domestic violence incident.
Feb 18 - 9:20 AM

Jeurys Familia is expected back in Mets camp on Saturday.

Familia is away from the club on Friday to tend to a personal matter. We're still waiting to hear about Familia's expected suspension for his domestic violence incident.
Feb 17 - 12:49 PM

Jeurys Familia left Mets camp on Friday due to a personal matter.

Familia's arrival in camp was delayed because of a visa issue, and he's now away from the club again. It's unclear at this point when he might return, but the Mets should have more on his status later Friday.
Feb 17 - 9:42 AM

Jeurys Familia has arrived in Mets' camp.

Familia was briefly delayed due to a minor visa issue. He told reporters Tuesday that he has been advised by his lawyer not to discuss his domestic violence case. While the charge was dropped, he's still expected to face a suspension from MLB.
Feb 14 - 9:22 AM

Jeurys Familia is expected to arrive at Mets camp on Tuesday.

Held back by a minor visa issue, he was the only Mets pitcher or catcher absent from the first day of camp on Monday. Familia is still waiting to hear from Major League Baseball on its investigation into his October 31 domestic violence charge. That charge was dropped by New Jersey authorities, but a suspension from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is almost certainly coming. Addison Reed would (or rather will) open the 2017 season as the Mets' closer.
Feb 13 - 11:48 AM

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the league will make a decision on whether to punish Jeurys Familia for his October 31 domestic violence arrest by Opening Day.

The league has been looking into the Familia incident for months but so far no punishment has been handed down. The charges against Familia were dropped but a suspension is still likely. For a point of reference, Aroldis Chapman was banned for the first 30 games of 2016 following an offseason domestic violence arrest. Addison Reed would fill in at closer if Familia is suspended to start the year.
Feb 3 - 10:59 AM

MLB chief legal officer Dan Halem told the New York Daily News on Wednesday that Jeurys Familia and his wife, Bianca Rivas, have cooperated with the investigation into his October 31 arrest for domestic violence.

"Mr. Familia and his spouse have fully cooperated with our investigation. Any media reports to the contrary are inaccurate," said Halem. This directly refutes a report earlier this week from Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, who was told by one "higher-up" at MLB that "everyone on (Familia’s) side has clammed up." Charges against Familia were dismissed after his wife declined to testify, but he's still expected to receive a suspension from MLB.
Feb 2 - 4:24 PM

According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record, MLB officials admit that they are frustrated at how slowly their investigation into Jeurys Familia's domestic violence case is moving.

Familia was arrested October 31 for a domestic violence incident with his wife, Bianca Rivas, but charges were dismissed in December after she declined to testify in court. Similarly, she has been reluctant to cooperate with MLB. "Everyone on (Familia’s) side has clammed up," said "one higher-up" at MLB. Commissioner Rob Manfred has the ability to suspend Familia even though he wasn't convicted. The expectation is that he could be facing a similar punishment to Aroldis Chapman's 30-game suspension from last year. Klapisch was told by an MLB official that a decision will likely come down by the end of camp. This means that Addison Reed will almost certainly begin the season in the closer role for New York.
Feb 1 - 9:24 AM

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

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

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