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Familia returns to Mets camp 00:00:21
Jeurys Familia returns to Mets camp following the Dominican Republic's exit from the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Mets closer Jeurys Familia returned to St. Lucie on Monday after throwing 3 1/3 scoreless innings across four appearances for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Now that Familia is back in camp, MLB is expected to soon announce whether he will be suspended for being accused of domestic violence last October.

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Dominican Republic infielder Jose Reyes reacts after making a force out at second base in the second inning against Venezuela during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. (Orlando Jorge Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports)
Dominican Republic infielder Jose Reyes reacts after making a force out at second base in the second inning against Venezuela during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. (Orlando Jorge Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Mets expect infielder Jose Reyes, RHP Hansel Robles and RHP Jeurys Familia to return to camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Wednesday after playing for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Reyes had a .278/.316/.389 batting line in four games for the Dominican Republic team, which went 4-2 overall and was eliminated by the United States on Saturday.

Robles had a 2.45 ERA in four games, giving up one run and three hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Familia struck out seven batters and gave up two hits in 3 1/3 scoreless innings across four appearances. He is likely to be suspended under MLB's domestic violence policy for an incident last October, however commissioner Rob Manfred has yet to announce Familia's discipline.

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Mar 2, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) delivers a pitch in the game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field. Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 2, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) delivers a pitch in the game against the Miami Marlins at First Data Field. Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jeurys Familia's is expected to get only a short suspension for being accused of domestic violence last October, league sources recently told FanRag's Jon Heyman.

MLB has reportedly concluded its investigation in to the situation and likely reduced the punishment due to a lack of physical evidence in the case and because charges were eventually dropped.

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Familia in the WBC 00:03:25
The Daily News Live panel discusses Jeurys Familia's decision to play in the World Baseball Classic and why the Mets are upset with his use.

The Mets are reportedly upset with how the Dominican Republic team is using Jeurys Familia in the World Baseball Classic, sources recently told Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert.

Familia has four strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings for the Dominican Republic. He threw 11 pitches in Saturday's game against the United States and pitched the 11th inning in Sunday's game against Colombia with the Dominican Republic up 10-3 at the time.

Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson said on record that they did not have problems with Familia's usage. However, two sources told Ackert the team was upset at seeing Familia pitching on consecutive days.

"The only issue I had [was] I wanted to know how many warmup pitches he threw in that seven-run [11th] inning," Collins said Monday, according to Ackert.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) pitches during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Tommy Gilligan)
New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) pitches during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Tommy Gilligan)

Addison Reed, who will likely serve as the team's closer if Jeurys Familia is suspended to start the season, was out in the bullpen early Sunday morning with pitching coach Dan Warthen working to fix a "delivery flaw," according to a report from Kristie Ackert in the Daily News.

Reed allowed six earned runs on six hits in only 0.2 innings last Friday.

"He was leaking out towards first base," said Warthen, who told Ackert that Reed has been letting his body lean towards first base during his follow through. "He fixed it this morning. Not an issue."

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Post Game Extra: 3/2/17 00:01:52
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets? 11-6 win over the Miami Marlins.

The Mets beat the Marlins, 11-6, on Thursday afternoon in Port St. Lucie.


  • OF Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-3 with a solo homer that cleared the batters eye in center field.
  • 2B Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer.
  • INF prospect Philip Evans hit a grand slam.
  • OF Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-3 with a run scored...
Tags: Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Yoenis Cespedes
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Rivera on Gsellman's skill set 00:02:50
Mets catcher Rene Rivera joins Steve Gelbs to discuss Robert Gsellman's maturity level since joining the big league club and his makeup.

The Mets face the Marlins on Thursday in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.

Jose Reyes will play third base and lead off.

RHP Robert Gsellman gets the start for the Mets, with RHPs Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, Hansel Robles, and Erik Goeddel, and LHPs Tom Gorzelanny and Jerry Blevins also scheduled to pitch.

Follow on Gameday here...

 

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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

RHP Jeurys Familia hit 97 mph on the radar gun and gave up one run and three hits in one inning in his Grapefruit League debut during Monday's 5-2 loss to the Astros at First Data Field.

"I thought that was a pretty good first day," manager Terry Collins said after the game. "I thought he threw the ball well."

Familia said after the game that he felt good and is ready to pitch for the Dominican Republic during the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which begins in March.

The investigation into Familia's domestic violence incident from last October is still ongoing, though reports indicate MLB will make a final decision regarding a potential suspension between the end of the WBC and Opening Day.  

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Post Game Extra: 2/27/17 00:01:39
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling discuss the Mets' 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros.

The Mets lost to the Astros, 5-2, on Monday afternoon in Port St. Lucie.


  • Asdrubal Cabrera led off the game for the Mets with an opposite field home run to left field.
  • David Wright served as the designated hitter and went 1-for-2.
  • Jeurys Familia allowed three hits and one run in one inning of work in what was his first game action of Spring Training.
  • Wilmer Flores hit a solo homer in the seventh inning...
Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia, Rafael Montero, Wilmer Flores
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Mets Video Recap: Feb. 21 00:02:35
MetsBlog's Matt Cerrone and SNY Mets analyst Nelson Figueroa discuss the day's events at Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The Mets continued workouts at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday...


The dynamic between David Wright and Jose Reyes has changed, as has their role on the Mets >> Read more

Reyes, Yoenis Cespedes, and Asdrubal Cabrera have been spending lots of time together at camp >> Read more...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes
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Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie. Here's what we learned...

  • 3B David Wright will likely serve as a designated hitter initially during Grapefruit League games.
  • If RHP Jeurys Familia is suspended for his domestic violence incident, Collins is not worried about him keeping himself in shape during the time away from the team.
  • OF Jay Bruce will not take fly balls in center field during Spring Training.
  • The Mets have seen the potential of C Travis d'Arnaud, who is "extremely dangerous" when he's swigning well. "Everybody is allowed to have a bad year," Collins said about d'Arnaud's performance in 2016...
Tags: David Wright, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Rafael Montero, Travis d'Arnaud
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Reed on becoming Mets closer 00:04:28
Reliever Addison Reed joins Mets Hot Stove to discuss his outlook for the 2017 season.

In the event Jeurys Familia begins the season under suspension, Addison Reed will be the team's closer and Fernando Salas will be his set-up man, Terry Collins said Monday.

"As of today, he would be that guy, because he has done it before and he's been successful at it," Collins said of Reed, who had a 1.97 ERA and identical 1.97 FIP in 80 games last season.

He and the Mets avoided salary arbitration in December, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $7.75 million, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

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Mets Video Recap: Feb. 20 00:02:48
SNY's Steve Gelbs and Marc Carig of Newsday cover Monday at Mets camp, including Neil Walker rumors and a close look at Amed Rosario

The New York Mets seem comfortable together in spring training as they prepare for their first game on Friday. Team morale also seems high.

Contract discussions between second baseman Neil Walker and the Mets are "probably dead."

Shortstop Amed Rosario, one of the top prospects in baseball, said he has learned a great deal from Jose Reyes.

Manager Terry Collins said he sees upside in what Rosario and outfielder Michael Conforto, and also said Fernando Salas would step into the set-up role should Addison Reed become interim closer in the event Jeurys Familia is suspended under the MLB's domestic violence policy.

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David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

The Mets and Neil Walker are close to agreeing to a contract extension that could pay him roughly $40 million over three years >> Read more

David Wright threw a baseball on Sunday for the first time since having season-ending neck surgery last June >> Read more

Zack Wheeler, who dealt with elbow tenderness last week, returned to the mound on Sunday >> Read more

Jeurys Familia was absent from camp on Friday and Saturday dealing with MLB's ongoing investigation into his domestic violence incident >> Read more ...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Feb 14, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) walks to the field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) walks to the field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters Saturday in Port St. Lucie. Here is what we learned... 

  • Yoenis Cespedes is "driven" and "determined" to perform up to expectations this season. 
  • Cespedes is also relaxed and in great shape this year. 
  • David Wright is on schedule to throw either on Sunday or Monday, though he is not at camp Saturday. 
  • While he is not at camp Saturday and won't be there Sunday, Jeurys Familia is expected to return Monday
  • The team has not had this much depth since Collins has been manager of the team. 
  • Collins is excited and has nervous energy for Sunday's first official full team practice. 

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Feb 14, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) fields ground balls during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 14, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) fields ground balls during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia left Tradition Field before Friday's workout and returned on Saturday morning, only to leave again, according to Marc Carig of Newsday.

Familia was originally expected to return on Saturday, but he will miss workouts for a second consecutive day due to MLB's investigation into his domestic violence arrest, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post

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Terry Collins (10) in the dugout before the start of a game. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports
Terry Collins (10) in the dugout before the start of a game. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

 

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Friday. Here's what we learned...

Tags: David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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 (Derik Hamilton)
(Derik Hamilton)

Mets INF Jose Reyes has been told he'll take some fly balls in center field during Spring Training in addition to getting work at third base, shortstop, and second base.

"I don't see any problem," Reyes said about transitioning to the outfield at this stage of his career. "I feel like I'm a good athlete," he concluded.

Reyes added that he's excited to potentially play next to David Wright this season.

"I can't wait for that to happen," he said. "He's my big brother, we've got a lot of love for eachother."

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Mets Video Recap: Feb. 15 00:02:43
SNY's Steve Gelbs and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com discuss the day at Mets camp, including news about Jeurys Familia and Neil Walker.

SNY's Steve Gelbs and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com discuss the day at Mets camp, including news about Jeurys Familia and Neil Walker.

Earlier today, Steve and Anthony answered fan questions on Facebook during Spring Training Live, which you can watch here.

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Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday. Here's what we learned...

  • If closer Jeurys Familia is suspended for the beginning of the season, the Mets will "have to go outside the box" at times -- including potentially using LHP Jerry Blevins -- when it comes to closing games.
  • OF Michael Conforto is "too good a player" to continue to struggle.
  • If everyone is healthy, there will likely be two spots open in the bullpen, and the team could "very easily" take three left-handers...
Tags: Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo
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Feb 14, 2017; Matt Harvey (33) talks with Collins (10) during workouts at Tradition Field. Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2017; Matt Harvey (33) talks with Collins (10) during workouts at Tradition Field. Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

1) Travis d'Arnaud has a lot on shoulders as he works to improve his health, swing and throwing from behind the plate. "But, he's up for it," he knows he had a bad year in 2016 and he believes he can be better than that...

2) Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed have been told to approach spring training the same way they did last year, with Familia slotted as the closer and Reed as the team's set-up man, despite reports that Familia could be suspended to start the season...

3) David Wright is expected to start throwing a baseball later this week. There will be some activities this spring that Wright takes part in and some that he will not >> Read more.

4) Jay Bruce will get some time practicing at first base, mostly as a hedge against the potential of losing Lucas Duda's power to an injury during the season >> Read more

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Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday. Here's what we learned...

  • RHP Jeurys Familia, who is awaiting a potential suspension due to his domesitc violence incident, needs to get ready physically and show people he's sorry for his actions.
  • The team will put together a schedule for 3B David Wright, who is coming off neck surgery.
  • Wright may get grounders at first base at some point during Spring Training, but there's no plan to do so yet.
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Concerns with Familia? 00:01:45
The Baseball Night in New York panel breaks down how the Mets should handle the Jeurys Familia situation as Spring Training approaches.

Jeurys Familia reported to Tradition Field on Tuesday after briefly being delayed at his home in the Dominican Republic due to a visa issue.

Familia told reporters he was advised by his lawyer to not discuss his domestic violence incident.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, though MLB expects to make a decision regarding a potential suspension before Opening Day, commissioner Rob Manfred said the last week of January, according to Dave Lennon of Newsday.

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New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia was ranked 9th on MLB Network's Top 10 Relief Pitchers Right Now!which aired Sunday.

Familia finished one spot ahead of Will Harris (Astros) and one spot behind Dellin Betances (Yankees).

In 78 appearances for the Mets in 2016, Familia had a 2.55 ERA (2.39 FIP), a 1.21 WHIP and 84 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings, while saving a team-record 51 games. He will earn $7.4 million this season. He is eligible for arbitration in 2018, after which he will be a free agent.

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Familia (27) reacts after the final out at Citi Field. (Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)
Familia (27) reacts after the final out at Citi Field. (Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

Feb 3 | 11:15AM

The investigation into Jeurys Familia 's domestic violence incident is ongoing, and MLB expects to make a decision regarding a potential suspension before Opening Day, commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday, according to Dave Lennon of Newsday.

Familia and his wife have been and will continue to be completely cooperative with MLB's investigation in to his domestic violence arrest, Familia's agent, Seth Levinson, told Buster Olney of ESPN on Wednesday.

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Mets Hot Stove talks bullpen 00:02:48
Jim Duquette and Nelson Figueroa debate what the Mets options are as they look to add solid relievers in the bullpen.

First off, I was wrong. I recently argued in favor of the Mets signing Sergio Romo, but I've changed my mind. In the last few days, I've been talked out of Romo by friends in San Francisco, a former manager and one scout that has watched him closely the last few years.

"He's not their kind of a guy, and Sandy Alderson has to know that," one person said. "Plus, Terry would burn him out in a week."

I think this is probably right. The Mets have reportedly reached out to Romo, but I now doubt he's Alderson's top target.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia has not allowed a run during his last seven Dominican Winter League appearances, according to stats compiled by Michael Mayer.

Over seven innings, Familia has allowed four hits, walked one batter and struck out seven.

The Mets and Familia avoided salary arbitration last week by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $7.425 million, reports James Wagner of the NY Times.

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The Mets will avoid arbitration with closer Jeurys Familia, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $7.425 million, reports James Wagner of the NY Times.

Familia, 27, made $4.1 million last season.

He had a 2.55 ERA (2.39 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP with 84 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings (78 appearances) while saving a team-record 51 games.

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 (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
(Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

The Mets will avoid arbitration with RH reliever Addison Reed, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $7.75 million, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Reed, 28, made $5.3 million last season.

He had a 1.97 ERA and identical 1.97 FIP with a 0.94 WHIP while striking out 91 in 77 2/3 innings (80 games) in 2016. 

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The market for free agents has been "slow to nonexistent," meaning the Mets will reassess their options -- including keeping OF Jay Bruce -- GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday at Citi Field.

Alderson said it would be hard to trade Curtis Granderson since he's also capable of playing center field.

Calling the current payroll level "tolerable," Alderson said the Mets could potentially add a free agent reliever without first trading an outfielder.

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Jul 27, 2016; NFamilia (27) reacts as he heads to the dugout at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 27, 2016; NFamilia (27) reacts as he heads to the dugout at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Latest Update...

Jan. 13 | 8:20AM

Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday that he does not know when MLB will make a decision about whether to suspend Jeurys Familia, who he assumed will miss at least some period of time during the 2017 season (Rubin, Jan. 12).

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Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)

Mets infielder Jose Reyes will play for the Dominican Republic in this spring's World Baseball Classic, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Reyes will join Jeurys Familia as teammates for the Dominican Republic, as several Mets will participate. T.J. Rivera and Seth Lugo will play for Puerto Rico, and Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to play for Venezuela.

The World Baseball Classic begins March 6 and ends with the championship round taking place from March 20 to 22.

Reyes, 33, hit .267 with eight home runs and 24 RBI with the Mets last season.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) reacts to a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) reacts to a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher)

In his second appearance for the Gigantes del Cibao, Jan. 2, Mets closer Jeurys Familia pitched the eighth inning, struck out two batters, walked one and stranded a runner at second base.

In his first appearance, Dec. 30, Familia faced four batters in the seventh inning, let up a hit, walked a batter, tossed a wild pitch and was charged with two runs scored.

Familia was cleared by the Mets to play winter baseball on Dec. 19, a source told Newsday's Marc Carig. He last pitched with Gigantes del Cibao in 2013.

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Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mets reliever Jeurys Familia gave up two runs, allowing one hit, one walk and a wild pitch in 2/3 of an inning during his Dominican league debut with Gigantes del Cibao on Friday night.

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I expect Jeurys Familia will be suspended to start the season. If that's the case, Addison Reed will be the New York Mets' temporary closer. How the bullpen shakes out after that is still a bit of a mystery.

Will Jerry Blevins be back?

Blevins is reportedly seeking a three-year deal, probably worth $15-20 million. The Mets would love to have him back, and I'm sure he'd like to return, but there's no evidence that Sandy Alderson is interested in making this type of commitment to a relief pitcher, even Blevins.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Mets have cleared Jeurys Familia to play winter baseball with Gigantes del Cibao, a source recently told Newsday's Marc Carig.

Familia pitched six games with Gigantes del Cibao in 2013.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Dec. 13 that he had yet to make a final decision, despite a report the previous week indicating Familia had already been given permission to participate.

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Familia's case dismissed 00:02:45
Jeurys Familia's domestic assault case was dismissed, but the DNL panel discusses if MLB sanctions are still on the horizon for the pitcher.

Familia is still expected to be suspended for at least 30 games, despite charges being dropped Thursday, industry sources told Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert.

MLB could still decide to suspend Familia due to comments his wife made during the initial 911 call to police, people involved with similar situations recently told MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone.

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The Mets will permit Jeurys Familia to pitch in winter ball with Gigantes del Cibao, the Dominican team announced. The move was first reported by ESPN's Adam Rubin.

A simple-assault charge that resulted from a reported domestic assault incident Oct. 31 in Fort Lee, N.J., is expected to be dropped at a scheduled court hearing Thursday.

Familia still could face an MLB suspension to open the 2017 season.

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Sep 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson (30) reacts after delivering a final out against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson (30) reacts after delivering a final out against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have not ruled out exploring a trade for White Sox RH reliever David Robertson, a source recently told Newsday's Marc Carig.

Robertson, 31, will earn $12 million in 2017, $13 million in 2018, and then be a free agent.

He had a 3.47 ERA (3.58 FIP) and 37 saves for the White Sox last season, while striking out 75 batters in 64 innings.

In September, Robertson had arthroscopic surgery to clean up a meniscus issue in his left knee. However, the White Sox have repeatedly said he'll be 100 percent for the start of spring training.

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Jeurys Familia's wife has asked for the simple assault charge against the closer to be dropped, the prosecutor told Jim Baumbach of Newsday.


Familia (27) reacts during the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field (USA TODAY Sports)


Most Recent Updates...

Nov. 19 | 8:55 PM

Familia's wife, now identified as the victim, asked for the charges to be dropped and does not have any concerns about her safety. 

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The Mets are looking to acquire a relief pitcher to help the bullpen, Sandy Alderson said during November's GM Meetings.


Mets relievers Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed (Credit: USA Today Sports Images).


Most Recent Update

Nov 10 | 11:20 AM

Alderson said Nov. 9 that - even before news that Jeurys Familia could be suspended for a domestic violence charge -- the Mets planned to acquire a relief pitcher this offseason who can help lessen the workload of Familia and Addison Reed.

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GEICO SportsNite: Familia's plea 00:02:55
Retired Superior Court judge Anthony Mellaci Jr. phones in to break down the legal details of Jeurys Familia's domestic violence charge.

Mets closer Jeurys Familia, who was arrested on a domestic violence charge in late October, plead not guilty during his court appearance in New Jersey on Thursday.


Familia (27) throws during NL wild card game at Citi Field. (Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)


Nov 10 | 5:30AM

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday that he's unlikely to judge the domestic violence case against Familia until after the legal process plays itself out in court.

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Nov 8, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson during the MLB general managers meeting at the Omni Scottsdale Resort. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 8, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson during the MLB general managers meeting at the Omni Scottsdale Resort. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In his first public comments since a domestic violence complaint was filed against Mets closer Jeurys Familia, general manager Sandy Alderson said the team already was likely to seek bullpen help before the legal problem surfaced last week.

A complaint in municipal court in Fort Lee, New Jersey, dated Oct. 31 alleged the All-Star pitcher caused "bodily injury to another." A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 14.

"Obviously, we were extremely disappointed and frankly shocked at the allegations," Alderson said Monday at the major league general managers meeting. "Of course, he hasn't had a hearing yet and so the facts are to be determined."

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The Mets haven't really commented on what their payroll will look like next seaosn. But, the way I see it, they can probably add roughly $50 million to their payroll next season, which - right now - is projected to open around $105 million when you factor in raises and players under contract.

I explained my reasoning here earlier this week, which is more or less the same conclusion reached Thursday by ESPN.com's Adam Rubin...

That $105 million does not include Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon or Neil Walker.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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The Mets already needed to add at least one or two relief pitchers this winter. Now, with news that Jeurys Familia could miss ample time next season after being arrested on a domestic violence charge this week the Mets could also be in the market for a closer...

Obviously, I would love to see them go after a big-name closer. The more the merrier. But, my hunch is the they will avoid the big-name, free-agent closers, instead adding an extra middle-innings guy to join Addison Reed, Hansel Robles and company.

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GEICO SportsNite: Jeurys Familia 00:03:55
Andy Martino and Michelle Yu join GEICO SportsNite to chime in on Jeurys Familia's alleged domestic violence incident.

Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested on a domestic violence charge this week, according to the Bergen Record, citing a complaint filed by authorities in Fort Lee, NJ, municipal court.


Familia (27) throws during NL wild card game at Citi Field. (Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)


The report alleges that Familia, who is identified in the complaint as Jeurys F. Mojica, caused "bodily injury to another" and that they observed a scratch to the victim's chest and a bruise to the victim's right cheek, according to the Associated Press.

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Breaking News: Familia arrested 00:08:09
Jeurys Familia was arrested on Monday and charged with simple assault.

Mets All-Star closer Jeurys Familia was arrested on a domestic violence charge this week, according to a complaint filed by authorities in Fort Lee municipal court. The complaint stated that Familia caused "bodily injury to another." The complaint reads that police observed a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the victim, whose name was redacted in the court papers.

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The Mets are going to need to acquire help for next year's bullpen. However, I can't see them signing a free-agent closer, like Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen.Instead, I see them signing pitchers similar in value to what they've done in the past, especially since Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed will combine to earn roughly $20 million next season...

Tags: Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, Matthew Cerrone
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