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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 walked in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning in Friday’s loss to the Nationals.
Josh Smoker began the 11th inning after tossing a scoreless 10th, but he was pulled after giving up a one-out double and Daniel Murphy was intentionally walked. Familia, who threw 30 pitches in his season debut on Thursday, then issued consecutive walks to Anthony Rendon and pinch-hitter Trea Turner to force in a run. He bounced back from there to strike out Chris Heisey and Jose Lobaton swinging, but the damage was done. Look for him to get the day off Saturday. Apr 21 - 11:25 PM

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Mets activated RHP Jeurys Familia from the restricted list.

He's finished serving a 15-game suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. David Wright was transferred to the 60-day DL to make room for Familia on the 40-man roster. The right-hander worked two perfect innings during a brief minor league rehab assignment. The Mets have said they'll ease Familia in, but it won't be long until he's back pitching the ninth inning. When that happens, interim closer Addison Reed will transition into a setup role.
Apr 20 - 4:22 PM

Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout Monday with Double-A Binghamton.

It was his final tune-up outing before he returns from his 15-game suspension on Thursday. Familia might get eased back into things in non-save situations before returning to the closer role. Addison Reed will then slide back into a set-up role. Familia's suspension was a result of an arrest for a domestic violence incident with his wife, Bianca Rivas, in October. Charges were dropped in December after his wife declined to pursue the case.
Source: MiLB.com
Apr 18 - 10:06 AM

Jeurys Familia will pitch for Double-A Binghamton on Monday.

It will be his second and final appearance in the minors before returning from his suspension on Thursday. Familia threw eight pitches in a 1-2-3 ninth inning Saturday with High-A St. Lucie and was reportedly sitting in the 96-97 mph range. The Mets have considered easing Familia into his closer gig with one or two appearances in non-closing situations.
Apr 17 - 8:53 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Jeurys Familia could make an appearance or two in a non-closing situation before getting his job back.

Familia is due to return from suspension on Thursday, but it sounds like Addison Reed could be used in the ninth inning for a bit after that. It might be wise for fantasy owners to keep Familia benched for one more week.
Apr 16 - 10:50 AM

Jeurys Familia threw a perfect inning for High-A St. Lucie on Saturday.

Familia will probably get a few more games under his belt before he returns to the big leagues on Thursday. He's been serving a 15-game suspension for violating MLB's domestic violence policy. Interim closer Addison Reed will move to a setup role upon Familia's return.
Apr 15 - 9:41 PM

Jeurys Familia is tentatively slated to begin pitching in minor league game on Friday.

Familia is set to return from suspension on April 20, so he'll knock the rust off in the minors first. He should immediately regain his closer role upon activation, pushing Addison Reed back to a setup role.
Apr 10 - 4:28 PM

Jeurys Familia has been suspended 15 games for violating MLB's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy

This confirms a report from Billy Witz of the New York Times. The suspension is for Familia's arrest on October 31 for simple assault of his wife, Bianca Rivas. The charge was dismissed in December. The original expectation was that Familia would receive a suspension in line with Aroldis Chapman's 30-game domestic violence ban last year, but recent reports indicated that the suspension was expected to be lighter. "The evidence reviewed by my office does not support a determination that Mr. Familia physically assaulted his wife, or threatened her or others with physical force or harm, on Oct. 31, 2016. Nevertheless, I have concluded that Mr. Familia's overall conduct that night was inappropriate, violated the policy, and warrants discipline," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wrote in a statement. Familia could be eligible to rejoin the Mets as soon as April 20. Addison Reed will fill in at closer for a couple of weeks.
Mar 29 - 12:35 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the announcement of Jeurys Familia's domestic violence suspension is expected on Wednesday.

The timing makes sense, as Familia reportedly traveled to New York earlier this week to meet with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. While nothing is official yet, Billy Witz of the New York Times reported Monday that the suspension is "almost certain" to be lighter than the 30-game suspension Aroldis Chapman received one year ago. The Mets are expecting Addison Reed to fill in at closer while Familia serves his suspension.
Mar 29 - 8:53 AM

Jeurys Familia is back in Mets' camp on Tuesday.

Familia reportedly traveled to New York on Monday to meet with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred regarding his domestic violence case. The expectation is that he will face a suspension, but Billy Witz of the New York Times reported Monday that it is "almost certain" to be fewer than the 30 games Aroldis Chapman received. An announcement is considered imminent. No matter the length of the suspension, Addison Reed is expected to fill in as closer for New York.
Mar 28 - 8:54 AM

Billy Witz of the New York Times reports that Jeurys Familia's domestic violence suspension is "almost certain" to be less than the 30 games Aroldis Chapman received.

Familia was arrested in November on a domestic abuse charge in New Jersey after police responded to a call and found Familia's wife, Bianca Rivas, with a scratch on her chest and a bruise on her right cheek. The charge was eventually dismissed. Most assumptions have been that Familia's suspension would likely fall right in line with Chapman's, but Witz writes that Rivas and Familia have cooperated with police and baseball investigators and Rivas has denied that her injuries came from an altercation with Familia. Familia met with Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Monday and a suspension is expected to be handed down this week. Addison Reed will handle closing duties for the Mets while Familia is away.
Mar 27 - 9:12 PM

Jeurys Familia is expected to meet with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Monday regarding his offseason domestic violence incident.

Familia left Mets camp on Sunday night and flew to New York for the meeting. Manfred is almost certain to levy some sort of suspension on the 27-year-old closer, who was accused (but ultimately not charged) of assaulting his wife on October 31 in New Jersey. Addison Reed is in position to open the 2017 regular season as the Mets' primary ninth-inning man.
Mar 27 - 11:47 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
3T.J. Rivera
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Josh Edgin
8Seth Lugo
9Sean Gilmartin