Mets closer Jeurys Familia has received a 15-game suspension for violating the league’s domestic violence policy, according to a league announcement. Familia will not appeal.
Familia was arrested over the offseason after allegedly assaulting his wife, though those charges have since been dropped. The league investigated the incident and ultimately decided to give Familia a less harsh suspension than what Aroldis Chapman 30 games) received a year ago.
Familia is the fourth player to be suspended under the domestic violence policy, joining Chapman (30 games), Jose Reyes (52 games) and Hector Olivera (82 games). Reyes and Chapman have both been reinstated and will play with no restrictions this year, while Olivera is still a free agent after being cut last summer by the Padres.
Familia, 27, will lose about $730k as a result of the suspension. He is set to earn $7.43 million in 2017, his sixth major-league season with the Mets.