Jeurys Familia RUMORS & NEWS

  • Familia hopeful of returning to Mets this season, Steven Matz and Seth Lugo close

    New York Daily News "Mets closer Jeurys Familia, who had surgery to remove an arterial blood clot from his right shoulder, said Monday that he was scheduled to return to St. Louis in two weeks to be examined by the doctor. He hopes he will be cleared then to begin a throwing program. “Maybe August or maybe..." May 30

  • Mets hope Familia can return in 3-4 months following surgery

    12 Up "The ​New York Mets have been riding the struggle bus like no other through the start of the season. There are have already been 11 players added to the disabled list this season, and it's the pitching that's taken the hardest hit. Of the Mets' three All-Star pitchers from 2016 still with the..." May 14

  • Mets closer Jeurys Familia out 'several months' after having surgery today

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mets closer Jeurys Familia underwent surgery this afternoon, GM Sandy Alderson told reports including Mike Puma of the New York Post (links via Twitter) and Marc Carig of Newsday (Twitter links). The club announced yesterday that surgery was possible after Familia was diagnosed with an arterial..." May 12

  • Jeurys Familia Diagnosed With Arterial Clot In Shoulder

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mets closer Jeurys Familia has been diagnosed with an “arterial clot” in his right shoulder, per a club announcement. He’ll head for a visit with Dr. Robert Thompson, with a surgical option considered possible. Obviously, we don’t yet know whether surgery is likely. But it seems squarely on the..." May 11

  • 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