Jeurys Familia RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mets activate Jeurys Familia from restricted list

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by MLB Roster Moves on Thursday afternoon, the New York Mets have activated closer Jeurys Familia from the league’s restricted list. However, the club has also elected to make three additional roster moves ahead of their series-finale against the..." April 20

  • Collins says Mets won't use Familia in closer role immediately

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Sunday morning report from Anthony DiComo of, the New York Mets will welcome back suspended closer Jeurys Familia on Thursday. However, the prolific relief pitcher may not immediately return to his role in the ninth inning upon joining his Mets teammates next week. The..." April 16

  • Mets closer Jeurys Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence arrest

    New York Daily News "The Mets need to implement their Plan B for the closer position now that Jeurys Familia will be sidelined with a suspension. Familia, the Mets’ closer, received a 15-game ban without pay from baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Wednesday as a result of the Dominican righthander violating MLB..." March 29

  • Jeurys Familia leaves MLB offices, Mets expect less than 30-game suspension announced this week

    New York Daily News "Mets closer Jeurys Familia was in Manhattan Monday, meeting with Major League Baseball officials at the league’s Park Avenue offices, but a decision on his expected suspension for an alleged domestic violence incident last October will come Tuesday at the earliest, according to sources. While..." March 28

  • Suspension looming? Mets' Jeurys Familia meeting with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets could soon have clarity on Jeurys Familia's availability to start the season. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the star closer headed back to New York to meet with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. The likely reason for the spring visit to see baseball's leader: Discussion..." March 27

  • Tony Pena defends his usage of closer Jeurys Familia in WBC

    ESPN "Dominican Republic manager Tony Pena on Thursday defended his usage of closer Jeurys Familia in the World Baseball Classic over a report that some New York Mets officials felt Pena had overused Familia during the team's opening games. Though Mets manager Terry Collins has said he is fine with..." March 17

  • Mets unhappy with amount Jeurys Familia is pitching in World Baseball Classic

    New York Daily News "Officially, the Mets said that Jeurys Familia pitching three times in the last four days is acceptable and within the rules of the World Baseball Classic. But let’s just say that privately the Mets weren’t thrilled when they saw Familia closing out the Dominican Republic’s 10-3 11-inning win over..." March 14

  • If MLB waits to announce Jeurys Familia ban until after World Baseball Classic, it would be an insult to Mets

    New York Daily News "Jeurys Familia came trotting onto Field Seven at the Tradition Field Complex just before 11 a.m. Tuesday. A crowd began to gather around the fences as the big righthander started warming up to pitch his first batting practice of spring. With the crack of his fastball hitting the catchers’ glove, a..." February 22

  • Jeurys Familia leaves Mets again as MLB investigation advances

    New York Post "Major League Baseball’s investigation of Jeurys Familia appears to be progressing toward a conclusion. On Saturday, for the second straight day, Familia departed Tradition Field in the early morning as the Mets excused him from their pitchers and catchers workout. The closer won’t be in camp..." February 19

  • Mets closer Jeurys Familia doesn't discuss possible suspension

    USA Today "Mets closer Jeurys Familia arrived at the club’s spring training complex on Tuesday after missing Monday’s scheduled report date due to visa issues. Familia, who is awaiting Major League Baseball’s ruling on a potential suspension over an October domestic-violence incident, did not discuss his..." February 14

  • Mets reliever not into roles but is ready to fill in for Jeurys Familia

    New York Post "Anytime, anywhere, any inning. Mets reliever Addison Reed watched the postseason closely and was thrilled to see how managers used their relievers, especially how Terry Francona utilized Andrew Miller. Reed likely will be the Mets closer to start the year because Jeurys Familia is expected..." February 10

  • Manfred: Familia decision will come before Opening Day

    CBS Sports "Back in October, New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested at his New Jersey home after police found reason "to believe domestic violence had occurred." Familia's wife had a scratch on her chest and a bruised cheek. The case against Familia was dismissed in December, in part because his..." February 03

  • MLB: Familia's wife has been cooperative during investigation

    New York Daily News "Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman was never charged by Florida prosecutors for an alleged domestic violence incident on Oct. 30, 2015, but baseball commissioner Rob Manfred still gave the Cuban left-hander a stiff 30-game suspension without pay to start the 2016 season, punishment that came as a..." February 02

  • MLB’s complaining of a lack of cooperation in the Jeurys Familia investigation is a bad look

    Hardball Talk "As you all know, Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested last October following an alleged domestic violence incident. In December, the charges against Familia were dropped, in large part because his wife and alleged victim Bianca Rivas, asked prosecutors to drop them, indicating that she would..." February 01

  • Jeurys Familia remains in line for significant MLB ban

    New York Post "Jeurys Familia’s legal troubles are over after domestic violence charges against him were dropped, but the Mets closer almost certainly will be suspended by MLB, with sources expecting a penalty of approximately 40 games. Familia’s wife, Bianca Rivas, declined to pursue the case during a court..." December 16

  • Domestic Violence Case Against Mets Pitcher Jeurys Familia Dismissed

    CBS New York "A judge on Thursday dismissed the domestic violence case against Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia. Familia pleaded not guilty last month. He was charged with simple assault for an alleged incident at his Fort Lee, New Jersey, apartment in late October. He was released on $1,500 bail. Legal..." December 15

  • Familia, Cabrera don’t have Mets’ permission to play winter ball

    New York Post "Don’t buy your tickets yet to see Jeurys Familia pitch in the Dominican winter league or Asdrubal Cabrera play in the Venezuelan winter league. Both veterans hope to get in some game action in preparation for the World Baseball Classic. However, neither can do so without the Mets’ consent. The..." December 14

  • Mets give Familia permission to play winter ball "Mets closer Jeurys Familia has received permission to pitch in winter ball as he faces possible suspension via Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence Policy, ESPN reported on Sunday. The Mets haven't officially issued a comment. Familia, 27, is scheduled to attend a court hearing on..." December 11

  • Mets still trying to figure out closer situation, Jeurys Familia

    New York Daily News "The Mets are not any clearer about their closer situation than they were a month ago. With Jeurys Familia facing assault charges in a domestic violence incident and a possible suspension from the league, both Sandy Alderson and Jeff Wilpon said Wednesday they were waiting for the legal situation..." December 01

  • Victim In Jeurys Familia Domestic Violence Case Asks Charges To Be Dropped

    MLB Trade Rumors "The victim in the domestic violence case against Mets closer Jeurys Familia has asked that charges be dropped, reports Jim Baumbach of Newsday (Twitter link). Back on Nov. 1, news broke that Familia had been arrested and charged with simple assault in an alleged domestic violence incident. Even..." November 18

  • Familia hires Chapman's lawyer in domestic case

    New York Post "Jeurys Familia has retained the services of a prominent attorney to aid him in his upcoming day of judgment with Major League Baseball, The Post has learned. Jay Reisinger confirmed that he will represent Familia with respect to MLB’s investigation into Familia’s Oct. 31 arrest for domestic..." November 18

  • Jeurys Familia ‘drunk’ and ‘going crazy’ before arrest: 911 call

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jeurys Familia's wife said the Mets closer was drunk and "going crazy" on the night of his Oct. 31 arrest on a domestic violence charge in Fort Lee, N.J., according to a 911 tape obtained by NJ Advance Media. Familia, 27, was arrested and charged with simple assault after causing "bodily injury..." November 16

  • Jeurys Familia pleads not guilty to domestic violence charge

    North Jersey "Familia, 27, appeared with his attorney Paul Brickfield of River Edge and an interpreter to face the disorderly persons charge. Fort Lee police said in a complaint filed in Municipal Court that Familia - identified as Jeurys F. Mojica in the court documents -- caused "bodily injury to another"..." November 10

  • How will MLB commissioner Rob Manfred handle Jeurys Familia's arrest?

    Newark Star-Ledger "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters at the GM Meetings on Wednesday that the league will allow Jeurys Familia's criminal proceedings to unfold before deciding whether to discipline the embattled Mets closer. Familia, 27, was arrested on Oct. 31 after being involved in an alleged..." November 09

  • Mets reliever Jeurys Familia arrested on domestic violence charge

    North Jersey "Jeurys Familia, an All-Star pitcher for the New York Mets who was featured in a new ad campaign for an anti-domestic violence organization, was arrested on a domestic violence charge this week, according to a complaint filed by authorities in Fort Lee municipal court. Police said in the..." November 01