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27 Jeurys Familia RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/242 | Birthdate: 10/10/1989 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 92/76 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Jeurys Familia earns save for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:51 am ET) Mets closer Jeurys Familia stated his case for an All Star berth with his 23rd save of the year on Monday. 

After being named one of five candidates for the Final Vote for an All Star roster spot, Familia pitched a perfect ninth inning to protect a three run lead. 

Familia turned in his seventh straight scoreless outing. 


NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


Mets' Jeurys Familia gets 22nd save of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia saved his 22nd game of the year in Friday's win over Los Angeles. He pitched a perfect ninth inning to protect a one-run lead. 

Familia had his sixth straight scoreless outing. 


Mets RP Jeurys Familia nails down save No. 21 on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia picked up his 21st save of the season, working a perfect ninth inning to preserve the 2-1 win over the Reds on Friday. 

The hard-throwing right-hander padded his case for an All-Star birth, as he enduced three ground balls to retire Joey Votto, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce all in order. Familia has now posted scoreless outings in 12 of his last 13 appearances. 


Mets RP Jeurys Familia works perfect inning for 20th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Pitching for the first time in a week, Mets closer Jeurys Familia nailed down his 20th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning on Thursday. Familia struck out one in his inning of work, preserving the 2-0 win over the Brewers.

Familia last pitched one-third of an inning on June 19, and then was sidelined with a groin injury. He has been cleared to pitch since Tuesday, but the Mets did not provide him with a save opportunity until Thursday.

"When I was warming up in the bullpen, I was just thinking in my mind how I'm going to feel," Familia said, per ESPN.com. "I knew I didn't feel anything, but I was little scared. But when I threw the first couple of pitches, it was gone."

The first-year closer is now 20-for-22 in save chances this season. 


Mets closer Jeurys Familia cleared to return Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia worked out before Tuesday's game against the Brewers and was then cleared to return after not being available since Friday due to a groin injury.

Mets RP Jeurys Familia unlikely to appear in Sunday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia is not likely to make a relief appearance in Sunday's game against the Braves, reports ESPNNewYork.com.

Familia is dealing with a groin injury and he has not appeared in a game since Friday. He is likely to be available to throw Tuesday at Milwaukee.

"[Familia] fells better, he feels a lot better, but because we're off [Monday], we're going to give him today and he'll be ready to go on Tuesday," Mets manager Terry Collins said, per MLB.com. "d'Arnaud is pretty sore today, so if we need him, he'll be there, but right now we'll probably just give him the day just to recuperate a little bit, and he'll be ready on Tuesday."


Jeurys Familia not available for Mets on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Jeurys Familia is not available for the Mets on Saturday, manager Terry Collins said, per the Wall Street Journal.

Familia is battling a groin injury. Even though he's getting the day off, Collins said that the reliever is feeling much better. 

"I feel better today, but I still feel it," Familia said, per ESPN.com. "So I want to take a day off today. I'm not going to pitch tonight. And we'll see how I feel tomorrow. It's a little tight. ... One, two, three days, I'll be OK."


Mets RP Jeurys Familia experiences cramp after outing on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Mets reliever Jeurys Familia entered Friday's contest against the Braves with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the eighth, with the Mets trailing 2-1. Familia struck out the only batter he faced to shut down the rally, but the damage had already been done, as the Mets were defeated.

After the inning, Familia was seen grabbing the back of his left leg as he was walking into the dugout. He was diagnosed with tightness in his groin, and is likely unavailable for the rest of the weekend series in Atlanta, according to ESPN.com


Carlos Torres to fill in as Mets closer Tuesday in place of Jeurys Familia


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins said reliever Carlos Torres will handle the closer's role Tuesday, as regular closer Jeurys Familia will be unavailable.

Familia has pitched on back-to-back days, which included a 29-pitch outing Monday against the Blue Jays. Familia also suffered his second blown save Monday.


Mets RP Jeurys Familia unavailable to pitch Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia will be unavailable for Saturday's matchup against the Braves. Familia is away from the club, as his fiancée gave birth to their son, Jeurys Jr., during Friday's game. 

The Mets do not intend to place Familia on the paternity list, and should be back in time for Sunday's series-finale. 


Mets RP Jeurys Familia nails down 18th save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia got into serious trouble, but was able to work out of it to record his 18th save of the season in Friday's 5-3 win over the Braves. Familia retired the first batter he faced in the ninth, but then loaded the bases with two walks and a single.

But he was able to get Nick Markakis to ground into a game-ending double play to seal the victory for Bartolo Colon. Familia threw 25 pitches on Friday, most of them of the stressful variety. 

It was unclear whether Familia was even going to be available for Friday's game, as he was anticipating the birth of his child all evening. 


Mets RP Jeurys Familia may take paternity leave Friday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia is on standby as he awaits the birth of his child and may go on paternity leave as soon as Friday, per NJ.com. 

Familia is 1-0 with a 1.30 ERA and 17 saves in 18 chances this season. When he goes on the paternity list, former closer Bobby Parnell would likely slide into the ninth inning role. Parnell was activated from the disabled list Thursday after missing all season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. 


Mets' Collins: Familia to remain closer upon Parnell's activation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (elbow) will be activated off the 15-day disabled list in the next few days, manager Terry Collins told reporters Wednesday.

Collins also made it a point to say that Jeurys Familia will remain the team's closer upon Parnell's activation. Familia is 1-0 with a 1.30 ERA and 17 saves in 18 chances.


Jeurys Familia saves 17th for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia earned his 17th save of the year on Sunday, against Arizona. 

Familia pitched a perfect ninth inning, retiring the side on nine pitches, six strikes. He protected a three-run lead and lowered his ERA to 1.30. 


Mets' Jeurys Familia records five-out save Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia was tasked with a tall order after coming into Thursday's game with a 4-2 lead and just one out in the eighth inning, but he was able to record five outs to earn his 16th save in his team's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

Familia wsa brought in with a man on first in the eighth inning and promptly uncorked two wild pitches to move the runner to third base. He then struck out Paul Goldschmidt, walked the following batter and escaped the inning with a groundout to first.

Familia gave up a single to open the ninth inning but then was able to retire the next three batters, though he threw a third wild pitch in the inning as well. The closer needed 33 pitches to record the five-out save, and he's retired at least five batters in each of his last three appearances.

Familia owns a 1.35 ERA and 32:7 K:BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings.


Mets closer Jeurys Familia gets 15th save of the season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia picked up his 15th save of the season in Sunday afternoon's 4-3 win over the Marlins. 

Familia went 1 2/3 innings over the eighth and ninth. He struck out two batters and gave up two hits. It's his second consecutive appearance where he has pitched over the span of two innings. 

He now has a 1.44 ERA this season. 


Mets closer Jeurys Familia earns 14th save of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia worked a nearly perfect ninth inning on Monday in New York's 6-3 win over the Phillies, earning his 14th save of the season.

Familia got the first two outs of the inning on 14 pitches, including a strikeout of Carlos Ruiz. After a throwing error put a man on, Familia closed things up by forcing Ben Revere to lineout to first. Familia lowered his ERA to 1.69 in 21 1/3 innings of work.


Mets RP Jeurys Familia pitches scoreless inning on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia bounced back from a blown save to pitch a scoreless inning on Thursday in the win against the Cardinals. Familia, who blew his first save of the year on Monday, came in to a non-save situation with the Mets up 5-0 on Thursday.

Familia allowed one base hit and struck out two, lowering his ERA to 1.77.


Mets closer Jeurys Familia blows first save of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia allowed a run in the ninth inning to tie the game and earned his first blown save of the year in New York's 2-1 win over the Cardinals in 14 innings on Monday.

Familia allowed back-to-back hits with one out to put runners on first and third. Then, after a battle with Jason Heyward, Familia surrendered a sacrifice fly to bring home the game-tying run. It was Familia's first blown save of the season.

"Every time I go to pitch, I try to do my job, do the best I can," Familia said, per The New York Times. "It doesn't matter who's pitching. I tried to throw strikes and finish the game. They made adjustments."

Familia moved his ERA to 1.86 in 19 1/3 innings of work.


Mets' Eric Campbell, Jeurys Familia OK after injury scares on Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015)
Mets third baseman Eric Campbell and closer Jeurys Familia are OK after a couple of injury scares during Sunday's game against the Brewers, according to ESPN.com.

Campbell fouled a ball off his left knee in the sixth, but stayed in the game. He expects to be a little stiff on Monday, but does not believe it will require an X-ray. Campbell went 2 for 3 with a double in the game.

Familia had a comebacker on the final play of the game catch him on the left calf. He was able to complete the play and throw out Juan Centeno to end the game. He was seen with a wrap on his leg after the game.


Mets closer Jeurys Familia throws 1-2-3 ninth inning in non-save situation


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) Closer Jeurys Familia threw an inning of relief Sunday in a non-save situation, retiring all three batters in the ninth in the Mets' win over the Brewers.

Familia hadn't pitched since Wednesday, tossing just one-third of an inning.

Familia has now allowed just one earned run in his last 13 2/3 innings (0.66 ERA).

Mets' Jeurys Familia earns 13th save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia recorded his 13th save Sunday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to slam the door in his team's 7-4 win.

Familia was able to work around a leadoff single to remain perfect in save opportunities. He owns a 1.59 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 20:3 K:BB ratio in 17 innings.


Mets closer Jeurys Familia makes it 12 for 12 in save opportunities


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/9/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia earned his 12th save in as many chances on Saturday, shutting the door on the Phillies in the ninth inning to preserve a one-run lead.

His 12 saves now leads the National League.

Familia recorded a strike out in the frame and now has 20 in 16 innings this season.


Mets closer Jeurys Familia touched for HR, settles down for save


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Mets closer Jeurys Familia (S, 11) was tagged for a solo home run in the ninth inning off Chris Davis but retired the next three batters to record the save against the Orioles.

Familia is now 11 for 11 in save opportunities.

He's given up three earned runs in 14 1/3 innings (1.88 ERA) this season.