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The New York Mets expect Jeurys Familia to be suspended for fewer than 30 games stemming from a domestic violence incident last October, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert and Christian Red.
Familia met with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in New York on Monday and the Mets are expected to learn the length of Familia's probable suspension within the next 48 hours, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman.
Last year, Manfred issued a 52-game suspension to shortstop Jose Reyes and a 30-game suspension to Aroldis Chapman for their own roles in separate domestic violence incidents.
Familia was charged with assault stemming from an October incident in which he allegedly scratched his wife's chest and bruised her wife's right cheek. Charges were dismissed in December, however Manfred can still levy a suspension under MLB's domestic violence policy.
Familia, 27, recorded 51 saves and a 2.55 ERA in 78 games last year.
Mets closer Jeurys Familia is in New York on Monday and is expected to meet with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred regarding a potential suspension for the domestic violence incident he was involved in this past October, reports Mike Puma of the NY Post.
The Mets expect a decision within the next 48 hours, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post.
Familia returned to St. Lucie last Monday after throwing 3 1/3 scoreless innings across four appearances for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
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 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.