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.
In December, sources told Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert that Familia would likely end up being suspended at least 30 games.
However, in mid-March, league sources told FanRag's Jon Heyman to expect a brief punishment due to the lack of physical evidence in the case and because charges were eventually dropped.
Familia talked with reporters Monday, but would not comment on the possible suspension or state of MLB's investigation in to the October indecent.
Familia has looked calm, happy and powerful during this entire spring, be it during bullpen sessions or Grapefruit League and WBC games.
Unfortunately for the Mets, this means nothing, since the first meaningful pitch he'll likely throw in 2017 probably will not be until May. So, the question is: How will the WBC, followed by a layoff, impact his overall season >> Read more from March 17.