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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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Jeurys Familia returned to action Thursday and pitched a perfect inning versus the Marlins.
Familia hadn't pitched since complaining of a dead arm after giving up five runs last Thursday. He should be on a normal schedule from here on out. Mar 15 - 6:16 PM

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Jeurys Familia (shoulder) is expected to make his next appearance on Thursday.

It will be his first appearance since he said his shoulder was tight after giving up five runs last Thursday. He's still tracking to begin the season as the Mets' closer, but his performance warrants watching.
Mar 13 - 1:03 PM

Jeurys Familia, who gave up five runs on Thursday, is dealing with a "dead arm."

It's pretty common for pitchers to go through a dead arm period during spring training and Familia seems to battle it every year. "For me, as a pitcher, it's normal," said Familia. The Mets may lay off him for a few days but ultimately the right-hander should be just fine.
Mar 8 - 4:12 PM

Jeurys Famila was perfect in his inning Thursday against the Marlins.

Familia isn't competing for the closer's role this spring, but it would still be for the best if he could put some separation between himself and A.J. Ramos with manager Mickey Callaway talking about playing matchups in the closer's role. He's yet to allow a hit in two appearances this spring.
Mar 1 - 5:54 PM

Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland said Wednesday at spring training that Jeurys Familia "will probably get the majority of the saves."

New manager Mickey Callaway had suggested that the Mets might use a closer-by-committee approach, but we've heard that from many teams in the past before watching them ultimately settle on one guy for the job. Familia posted a disappointing 4.38 ERA over 26 appearances in 2017 while battling right shoulder trouble, but he's the man to draft in the Mets' bullpen.
Feb 14 - 12:43 PM

Mets manager Mickey Callaway plans to utilize a closer-by-committee approach at the start of the season.

Callaway previously hinted at the scenario, but it now sounds like a real possibility. "I don't think we're going to name a closer to start the season," explained Callaway. "We want to make sure everyone is pitching when they have the best chance to be successful." Callaway stated that Jeurys Familia, A.J. Ramos, Anthony Swarzak and left-hander Jerry Blevins could all see save chances in the early part of the season. We've heard many managers in recent years say they are going to use their bullpen in this manner, but few of them have actually followed through with the plan. It's worth noting that Callaway was previously the pitching coach with the Indians, who haven't been shy about using Cody Allen and Andrew Miller in unconventional ways.
Jan 26 - 8:29 PM

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

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

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Jose Lobaton
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Dominic Smith
3Phillip Evans
4T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Gavin Cecchini
4Ty Kelly
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Brandon Nimmo
3Matt den Dekker
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Robert Gsellman
8Seth Lugo
9Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Hansel Robles
7Gerson Bautista
8Jacob Rhame
9Jamie Callahan
10Matt Purke