Familia will play for Los Indios del Cibao.
"Nobody pushed me," Familia said, according to ESPN New York. "I was just feeling better every day."
Familia was activated from the disabled list yesterday. He underwent surgery to remove loose bodies and bone spurs in his elbow in early June, and had been on the disabled list since May 12.
Familia has a 3.48 ERA in eight games this season.