New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia was placed on the 10-Day DL with a sore right shoulder. The move is retroactive to June 7. To fill the hole in the bullpen, the Mets recalled right hander Jacob Rhame from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Familia, who is in the final year of his contract, has been mostly solid for the Mets all season. He has a 2.48 ERA (2.32 FIP) and 33 strikeouts to just nine walks. That translates to 14 saves, if you’re into that kind of thing.
Familia dealt with a clot in the same shoulder last season, eventually requiring surgery to clear up the problem last May. He returned from the 60-Day DL in August of last season.
His last appearance was on June 6, when he gave up the lone run against the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning of a 0-0 game.
There’s been no word yet who will step into the closer role, though Robert Gsellman has been pitching in the setup role as of late. He has two saves, but has blown three. Seth Lugo and the newly-returned Anthony Swarzak could also be options.