Category: ‘Relief Pitchers’

New York Mets’ Bullpen Could Be an Issue Going Forward
April 19th, 2017 at 12:42 PM
The biggest area of concern for the New York Mets heading into 2017 was the state of their bullpen. The unit has been a bit of a weak link for the Mets over the past few years, and the group had to start the season without closer Jeurys Familia. Familia...

Report: Jeurys Familia Might Get Eased Back into Closer’s Role
April 17th, 2017 at 8:36 AM
The New York Mets' bullpen should get a big boost in three days, when Jeurys Familia is eligible to return after serving a 15 game suspension. Familia, the Mets' closer, is currently on a rehab assignment to ensure he remains in game shape prior to his activation. The return of...

Jeurys Familia Tosses Perfect Inning for Port St. Lucie
April 16th, 2017 at 8:09 AM
The New York Mets' bullpen, which has been worked heavily over the first two weeks of the season, should be in line for a big boost soon. Closer Jeurys Familia is on track to rejoin the Mets on Thursday, assuming the Mets don't have any of their next three games...

Jeurys Familia Set to Begin Rehab Assignment on Friday
April 11th, 2017 at 12:27 PM
The New York Mets have played seven games this season, meaning they are roughly halfway through closer Jeurys Familia's 15 game suspension. Familia drew the 15 game ban for a domestic violence related arrest over the winter, but managed to avoid a longer absence due to the charges being dropped...

Report: Seth Lugo Will Start Season on DL, Rafael Montero to Make Roster
April 1st, 2017 at 5:13 PM
The final piece of the New York Mets' Opening Day roster has fallen into place. Newsday's Marc Carig reports that the Mets will place Seth Lugo on the disabled list to start the season, allowing Rafael Montero to claim the final spot in the bullpen. Lugo underwent an MRI after...