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.
Familia, 27, recorded 51 saves and a 2.55 ERA in 78 games for the Mets last season. He is currently facing a potential suspension under MLB's domestic violence policy for an incident that occured last October.
The initial assault charges were dismissed in December, however MLB commissioner Rob Manfred later told Newsday it's still possible MLB could issue a suspension.