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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
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Jeurys Familia blew his second spring save after allowing three runs -- one earned -- in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday against the Marlins.
It was a fifth-inning blown save, but a blown save nonetheless. MLB still figures to announce a suspension for Familia sometime prior to Opening Day. It's obvious that they always intended to delay that announcement until after the WBC was complete. Mar 22 - 5:09 PM

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Jeurys Familia blew his second spring save after allowing three runs -- one earned -- in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday against the Marlins.

It was a fifth-inning blown save, but a blown save nonetheless. MLB still figures to announce a suspension for Familia sometime prior to Opening Day. It's obvious that they always intended to delay that announcement until after the WBC was complete.
Mar 22 - 5:09 PM

According to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, two Mets sources admitted that they are not thrilled with Jeurys Familia's usage for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Familia has made three appearances in the WBC thus far while striking out four batters over 2 1/3 scoreless innings. While the Dominican Republic team hasn't violated any guidelines, most of the Mets' ire appears to be directed toward his appearance on Sunday after the club grabbed a seven-run lead in the 11th inning. He also threw a number of warm-up pitches while waiting in the bullpen. According to Ackert, at least one person in the organization reached out to let Familia and the Dominican Republic team know their feelings on the matter.
Mar 14 - 2:49 PM

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said Thursday that no ruling is imminent on a possible domestic violence suspension for Jeurys Familia.

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com says the Mets are not expecting a ruling until after the World Baseball Classic. Familia was arrested October 31 in New Jersey for a domestic violence incident with his wife, Bianca Rivas, but charges were dismissed in December after she declined to testify in court. Still, the right-hander is probably facing a punishment of some kind from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. Addison Reed figures to open the 2017 season as the Mets' closer.
Mar 2 - 10:01 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
4Tomas Nido
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
4Amed Rosario
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
4Wulimer Becerra
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Ben Rowen
11Adam Wilk
12Tom Gorzelanny
13Jenrry Mejia