Mets closer Jeurys Familia has started a throwing program as he rehabs from surgery to remove a blood clot from his right shoulder, reports Mike Puma of the NY Post.
Familia underwent surgery in May and it was reported at the time that he was in danger of missing the remainder of the season.
Before suffering the injury, Familia had a 3.86 ERA and 1.61 WHIP with 10 strikeouts and eight walks in 9 1/3 innings (11 appearances).
He missed the first 15 games of the season while serving a suspension stemming from the alleged domestic violence incident he was involved in during the offseason.
Addison Reed, who has served as closer in Familia's stead, has a 2.53 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 43 strikeouts and five walks in 42 2/3 innings (41 appearances) this season.