Jeurys Familia will have to continue waiting for an opportunity to prove he is part of the Mets’ future. The right-handed reliever is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his elbow, the team announced. The procedure will be performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Familia is expected to need 6-8 weeks recovery time before resuming workouts. It likely means the Mets won’t see him before late-August. The 23-year-old Familia was placed on the disabled list on May 12 with biceps tendinitis and had begun rehabbing at Single-A St. Lucie before incurring a setback last week. The Mets were hoping Familia would soon return to help stabilize a bullpen that has lacked depth leading into closer Bobby Parnell. In eight appearances for the Mets this season, Familia has a 3.48 ERA.
Mets reliever Familia to undergo elbow surgery
New York Post | Jun 5