Jeurys Familia Leaves Camp For Personal Matter

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Jeurys Familia left camp in Port St. Lucie today before workouts because of a personal matter according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.

Familia is expected back in camp on Saturday according to Terry Collins.

The New York Mets closer already arrived to camp late because of visa issues.

Uncertainty still surrounds Familia and the Mets bullpen situation as they await the news on whether or not the valuable reliever will be suspended to start the 2017 season.

Original Report – Feb 14

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia arrived to camp today at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.

Familia, 27, had been detained in his native Dominican Republic due to a visa issue that kept him from arriving to Mets Spring Training camp by Sunday’s reporting deadline for pitchers and catchers. The visa delay was unrelated to his domestic violence issue and most likely a clerical issue with one of his forms.

Major League Baseball has not yet ruled on Familia’s domestic violence investigation, but the Mets are expecting some sort of suspension even though the charges were dismissed.

Familia is coming off a huge season for the Mets, becoming the first Mets reliever to lead the majors in saves with 51. He became the 13th pitcher in MLB history to reach the 50-save plateau and his 51 saves are tied for the ninth-most in major league history.

Jeurys will be pitching for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic which he will leave to train for later this month.

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