The Mets delivered some good news on Saturday, saying RHP Jeurys Familia is expected to be activated before Sunday's game against the Marlins, according to multiple reports.
Familia, who has rejoined the team in Flushing, was suffering from a Bennett lesion -- a type of bone spur -- in his throwing shoulder toward the end of April. Manager Mickey Callaway said it is an injury he has dealt with for years, so it wasn't a surprise when it came up to the Mets.
Luckily, after being placed on the IL on May 1, it appears those 10 days have helped relieve the pain.
"I'm excited to be back to do what I love to do," Familia said in the clubhouse on Saturday.
Now that he is healthy, Familia will look to turn things around after a rough start to the new season. He currently owns an inflated 6.28 ERA and 2.02 WHIP over 14.1 innings thus far. He did, however, show some promise that his vintage splitter was back on April 29 with a scoreless inning.
But how will Callaway utilize Familia? Considering his struggles, he may not want to still have him as the set-up man to Edwin Diaz. But Callaway said it's all going to depend on the situation in the game.
"That's a tough question to answer at this point because we don't know the game situation," Callaway said. "We don't know who's going to be used today. So it's really just kind of real-time decisions based on who's available, who's not.
"I do have faith in Familia to continue to do his job that I think is going to be his ultimate role with the team."
As of now, it is unknown whose spot on the roster Familia will take.