New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia is headed to the 10-day injured list as his chronic shoulder issues have cropped up once again.
New York Mets setup man Jeurys Familia has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder soreness. The move was announced Wednesday by Mets manager Mickey Callaway and reported by several sources, including Greg Joyce of the New York Post.
Callaway added Familia received a cortisone shot and underwent an MRI. Save for a bone spur of which the team was already aware, the results were described as “fairly clean.”
Mets GM Brodie van Wagenen added he did not feel Familia’s injury would not be a long-term issue. However, he also did not offer a timetable for a return.
Familia, 29, started last season with the Mets before being traded to the Oakland A’s in July. He returned to New York in free agency on a three-year, $30 million deal.
So far, the results have not been optimal. Jeurys Familia has a 6.28 ERA in 14 appearances and has allowed 13 walks in 14.1 innings. On Tuesday, against the Cincinnati Reds, he blew a ninth-inning lead after losing control. The Mets came back and won in extra innings.
Hopefully, Familia’s shoulder doesn’t prove to be a long-term problem. The Mets’ bullpen is 28th in MLB with a 5.37 ERA and the team is 15-15 despite being second in the NL East.
Moreover, Familia’s shoulder troubles are well known. A blood clot in his right shoulder put him out for three-plus months in 2017, and he also missed some time early last year.
In the meantime, the Mets called up lefty Ryan O’Rourke from Triple-A Syracuse to fill Familia’s roster spot. O’Rourke posted a 4.91 ERA in nine games in the minors this season.
Here’s hoping Familia returns soon, because the Mets could really use him in top form.