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Jeurys Familia | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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, $7.925 million contract.
It was the final season of arbitration-eligibility for the 28-year-old hurler. It sounds as though Familia will have to battle A.J. Ramos this spring to see who opens the season in the ninth-inning role in new manager Mickey Callaway's bullpen. Jan 13 - 8:03 AM

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Mets manager Mickey Callaway indicated Tuesday that he might not have a dedicated closer in 2018.

Instead, Callaway would prefer to make his decisions based on the situation. It's a refreshing way to think about things, though obviously any plan is subject to change. Jeurys Familia and A.J. Ramos are at the top of the depth chart, but the Mets could still add another name to the mix soon.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 02:48:00 PM

Jeurys Familia earned his fifth save of the season on Monday night against the Braves.

It wasn't the cleanest outing. Familia gave up a leadoff single to Kurt Suzuki in the bottom of the ninth inning and then Freddie Freeman reached on a fielding error. Johan Camargo hit into a groundout, but that moved both Suzuki and Freeman into scoring position and they were driven in by the next two batters before Familia finally shut the door with a Tyler Flowers groundout. Familia has a rough 4.76 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 22 2/3 innings this season, but he should be back as the Mets' closer in 2018.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:56:00 PM

Jeurys Familia notched his first save since May 5 in Friday’s 7-6 win over the Nationals.

A.J. Ramos got the call to begin the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead, but he was pulled after walking Wilmer Difo to begin to frame and giving up a one-out single to Howie Kendrick. Josh Smoker induced a fly out to shallow left field before Familia struck out Victor Robles to end the game. Ramos is coming off his first blown save with the Mets, so there could be an opening for Familia to see more chances the rest of the way. He should go into spring training next year as the favorite for the closer role.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 11:33:00 PM

Jeurys Familia worked a hitless seventh inning Tuesday for his first hold since coming off the disabled list.

After struggling in his first four appearances back, Familia has allowed just one hit and one walk in three scoreless innings this last week. Maybe it will be enough to get him a brief cameo in the closer's role next week.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:03:00 PM

Jeurys Familia has a 7.88 ERA and a 5/6 K/BB ratio in eight innings since returning from the disabled list.

Familia pitched a 1-2-3 inning on Saturday, but he struggled on Sunday while trying to pitch on back-to-back days for the first time, walking three batters while allowing a go-ahead double against the Reds. His velocity also dipped as his appearance moved along. There's still three weeks remaining in the regular season, but Familia might have to wait until spring training to attempt to reclaim his closer job from A.J. Ramos.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 02:25:00 PM

Working the seventh with the Mets down by two runs, Jeurys Familia gave up a solo homer in two-thirds of an inning Thursday against the Reds.

Joey Votto hit the homer. Familia has given up runs in two or his three appearances since coming off the DL, so it's going to be a little while longer before he assumes the closer's role.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 03:39:00 PM

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

Manager Terry Collins said Thursday that Familia (shoulder) will pitch in low-leverage situations initially upon his activation Friday. "We’ll make sure he’s pitched a few games before he does that," Collins said when asked about Familia closing. "He’s still on the comeback trail. I think we’ve got to be careful. We know he can do back-to-back days, even though he went the last two days, and then we’ll worry (about closing.)" Familia tossed six scoreless innings with a 7/2 K/BB ratio on his rehab assignment after making his way back from surgery in mid-May to remove an arterial blood clot near his right shoulder. He figures to regain his closer job as soon as next week if he looks good, which means A.J. Ramos owners should be prepared for him to lose save chances soon.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 01:30:00 PM

Jeurys Familia (shoulder) will be activated off the disabled list Friday.

Familia has joined up with the Mets at Citi Field on Thursday after making four scoreless rehab appearances between High-A St. Lucie and Low-A Brooklyn. He'll likely be eased back into the closer role, which has been filled by A.J. Ramos for the last month. Familia wound up missing 10 weeks of action following surgery in mid-May to remove an arterial blood clot near his right shoulder.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 10:16:00 AM

Mike Puma of the New York Post hears that Jeurys Familia (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.

Familia has tossed two scoreless innings on his rehab assignment so far and will pitch on back-to-back days Tuesday and Wednesday. That's often the last step before a reliever is activated, so Familia will get a day of rest Thursday before likely being activated Friday if all goes well. A.J. Ramos might keep the closer job initially if the Mets want to ease Familia back into things but the latter should get his job back in short order.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 07:27:00 PM

Jeurys Familia (shoulder) will pitch on back-to-back days for short-season Brooklyn on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Familia has pitched two scoreless innings since beginning his rehab assignment Wednesday. If these next two appearances go well, he'll be activated in short order.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 03:22:00 PM

Jeurys Familia (shoulder) tossed a scoreless inning Wednesday in a rehab appearance for High-A St. Lucie.

He made it through the sixth inning in just nine pitches, collecting a walk, a strikeout and an inning-ending double play. Familia is nearing a return after taking over three months to recover from a blood clot in his throwing shoulder. A.J. Ramos has been keeping the seat warm for Familia in the ninth inning.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 11:02:00 PM

Jeurys Familia (shoulder) will begin his minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday.

Familia was initially scheduled to begin appearing in minor league games on Tuesday, but the Mets have apparently decided to give him one more day of rest. If all goes well on the farm, the 27-year-old closer should be activated off the disabled list next week. A.J. Ramos has been filling in at the back end of the New York bullpen.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 06:26:00 PM

Jeurys Familia (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Mets on Tuesday.

It's unclear how many rehab appearances he'll require, but it will surely be a handful given that he's been out since mid-May. General manager Sandy Alderson said earlier this month that Familia could return as soon as this week, but that doesn't figure to happen. He certainly looks to be in line for activation before the end of the month, however. A.J. Ramos is closing for the Mets for now but will eventually slide into a setup role to accommodate Familia.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 04:30:00 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that Jeurys Familia (shoulder) could return as soon as the third week of August.

Familia resumed throwing from a mound this week as he works his way back from May surgery for a blood clot in his shoulder. It's unlikely that he'll be thrown right back into his closer role right away, but if all goes well it's possible he could be getting save chances before the end of August.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 03:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Jose Lobaton
1B1Dominic Smith
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Gavin Cecchini
SS1Amed Rosario
2Phillip Evans
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Matt Reynolds
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Brandon Nimmo
RF1Michael Conforto
2Zach Borenstein
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
8Chris Flexen
9Robert Gsellman
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Chase Bradford
8Kevin McGowan
9Jamie Callahan
10Jacob Rhame
11Matt Purke
12Tyler Bashlor
13Gerson Bautista