3/29/17

FLASH: Jeurys Familia Suspended for 15 Games

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     The MLB Commissioner's office has announced that Mets CL Jeurys Familia has been suspended for 15 games pursuant to his violation of the league's Domestic Violence policies. Familia will also forfeit 18 days of pay or approximately $730,000.

     Familia was initially arrested on November 1st in Fort Lee, NJ for allegedly scratching his wife's chest and a bruising her right cheek. The charges against him were dropped in December, after prosecutors met and spoke with his wife who indicated that the injuries were not caused by Familia. 

     While Familia is suspended, RHP Addison Reed will handle the closing responsibilities for the club. Reed has plenty of 9th inning experience from his time as the White Sox and Diamondbacks closer from 2012-2014. During this time, Reed saved 101 games with a success rate of 85% although his 4.22 ERA was rather high for the role.


8 comments:

Reese Kaplan said...

Given his limited work this spring hopefully he will take the time to get in some throwing and return in regular season form. 15 games is better than expected.

Gary Seagren said...

Don't get it but probably never will anyway this more about Lagares and the Metblog post which said he thinks he'll be ready for opening day...really!!! Does anyone EVER remember an oblique healing in less than what a month. Hopefully the FO will be wise here.

Thomas Brennan said...

Joy must abound in the front office. Most estimates were 30 or more

Mack Ade said...

do any of you know if Familia can play in extended/intrasquad games in Florida thru this suspension?

Alexander Han said...

I know it's no news, but I can't get over "18 days of pay, or $730,000"

Alexander Han said...

this from NYT:

He is also eligible to participate in six games on a minor league rehabilitation assignment and, in the meantime, can take part in extended spring training.

Christopher Soto said...

@Mack

As part of the agreement with the MLB....Familia is allowed to partake in all team activities.....just not games.

Christopher Soto said...

just not ***MLB*** games.

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