Familia, who has been recovering from surgery in May to repair an arterial clot in his right shoulder, threw a bullpen session last week. It was his first time throwing from a mound since his surgery.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said last week, that Familia could return as soon as the end of August so today’s news certainly seems like a step in that direction.
Familia went 1-1 with three saves and a 3.86 ERA before being landing on the disabled list on May 5. That was after first serving a 15 game suspension to start the season for violating the league’s domestic violence policy.
During the 2016 season, Familia posted a 2.55 ERA over 78 appearances with a league-high 51 saves and he has been a consistent force out of the pen since 2014.