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Jeurys Familia | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery on Friday to repair bilateral sports hernias.
It's the same issue that bullpen mate Jenrry Mejia had surgically repaired earlier this month. The 25-year-old right-hander was one of the top relievers in the Mets bullpen in 2014, posting a 2.21 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 73/32 K/BB ratio over 77 1/3 innings. He's expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training. Oct 25 - 3:05 PM

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Jeurys Familia earned his fifth save of the season Tuesday in the Mets' defeat of the Rockies.

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia opened the ninth inning, but he allowed two singles and a walk while recording only one out so Mets manager Terry Collins decided to play a matchups game the rest of the way. Josh Edgin entered to retire Corey Dickerson and then Familia came on to get Wilin Rosario. Mejia avoided the blown save, so his job is probably safe.
Sep 9 - 10:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Tuesday that the club would like to ease Jeurys Familia's workload.

Familia is tied for seventh in the majors with 62 appearances and has thrown 65.1 innings in what is his first year as a full-time reliever. The righty has a 2.38 ERA in August, so he doesn't appear to be tiring, but the Mets could be proactive. "It’s going to be hard," Collins added. "We sit here every day trying to get our fan base back and get them excited and the only way to do that is to win baseball games. That’s what they want to see. When this guy is a big part of that, it’s pretty hard to say you’re not going to use him. Now, we’ve got to be careful because the big picture is that he’s going to be a pretty dynamic guy here in the future, so we have to balance that with picking the right spots and the right days off."
Aug 27 - 10:20 AM

Jeurys Familia notched a five-out save in Wednesday's win over the Athletics.

Familia entered the game with the bases-loaded and one out in the bottom of the eighth inning and quickly walked in a run. However, he bounced back by retiring the next two batters he faced. He then worked around a two-out double from Stephen Vogt in the ninth to finish off his fourth save of the season. Jenrry Mejia was unavailable Wednesday due to a back issue and has already revealed that he needs surgery for a sports hernia after the season, so Familia is worth picking up in any leagues where he's still available.
Aug 20 - 7:15 PM

Jeurys Familia tallied his third save of the season Monday in the Mets' defeat of the Phillies.

Familia was called on with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and converted the four-out save, but not without a little drama in the ninth. Cody Asche drew a two-out walk and then Chase Utley launched a ball to right field that was originally called a homer. After a review, it was changed to a ground-rule double and Familia got Ben Revere to fly out to end the threat. Familia is worth owning in most mixed fantasy leagues for the stretch run with Jenrry Mejia suffering from a hernia.
Aug 11 - 4:07 PM

Jeurys Familia earned his second save of the season Saturday in the Mets' 2-1 defeat of the Phillies.

Familia gave up a two-out single to Ryan Howard in the bottom of the 11th inning and then walked Marlon Byrd, but he rallied to force a game-ending groundout from Domonic Brown. Familia was filling in at closer for New York with Jenrry Mejia getting the night off.
Aug 9 - 11:41 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Akeel Morris
10Jack Leathersich
11Scott Rice