The New York Mets have been bracing themselves for months now, but Jeurys Familia’s impending suspension seems to be on the horizon.Today, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said that New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia‘s possible suspension decision will be made prior to Opening Day – April 3 for the Metropolitans.
Manfred also remarked that the investigation is still ongoing into Familia’s actions last Halloween.
Familia was arrested after multiple calls were made to Fort Lee, NJ police by his wife, Bianca Rivas, indicating her husband was drunk and “going crazy.”
Since that night though, Rivas has been adamant that scratches and bruises found on her by authorities upon arrival at the couple’s home were actually caused by their 1-year-old son and by pressing on her own head.
This led the judge in Familia’s case to drop the simple assault charge against him, while also expunging it from the Dominican-born righty’s record – a decision Rivas had been publicly pushing for.
The Mets, however, do have a capable backup closing option in setup man Addison Reed, who has produced a 1.84 ERA and 108 strikeouts over 93 innings pitched in Queens.