The Mets have placed closer Jeurys Familia on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder soreness, per a club announcement Friday afternoon:
Jeurys Familia has been placed on the 10-Day DL, retroactive to June 7, with a sore right shoulder and we’ve recalled Jacob Rhame from Las Vegas. #Mets— New York Mets (@Mets) June 8, 2018
This certainly isn’t encouraging news for Familia, who underwent surgery on the same shoulder last year after a blood clot was discovered. After a rough 2017 season, Familia has bounced back this year, posting a 2.48 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 14 saves over 28 appearances.
Even with the Mets getting a bit healthier over the past couple weeks, welcoming guys like Todd Frazier and Kevin Plawecki back into the fold, Familia now becomes the 10th Mets player currently on either the 10-day or 60-day disabled list. With former Marlins closer AJ Ramos also on the DL due to a right shoulder strain, it’s unclear if any one pitcher will receive ninth-inning opportunities in Familia’s absence or if the Mets will go closer-by-committee (for what it’s worth, the Mets haven’t needed a closer much recently, as they’re 2-8 over their last 10 and are 10-23 since May 1). Anthony Swarzak and Seth Lugo would seemingly be the two most logical candidates to fill the closer’s role if necessary, though veterans such as Jerry Blevins and Hansel Robles could also figure into that mix at some point despite their struggles this season.