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New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia out at least 3 months

It looks like the news on Jeurys Familia is not good for Met fans, but just added it to the list of injuries the Amazin's have dealt with over the first month of the season.

 The New York Mets have suffered another deflating injury as their closer, Jeurys Familia, has been diagnosed with an arterial clot in his shoulder.

 

Familia was examined by team doctors who say the injury could keep him out for at least 3 months. This injury comes on the heels of a blown save in Wednesday’s game against the Giants.

 

After the game, Familia said “My arm feels good. I just don’t have it today,” but still proceeded to see a doctor Thursday morning and he will fly to St. Louis Friday for more tests. Addison Reed will likely take over the role as the team’s closer, he’s already compiled 4 saves this season while Familia was serving his 15-game suspension.

 

The heavily taxed Mets bullpen will have to dig deep to climb out of this hole. The starters need to provide help by pitching deep in to games.

 

This has been a huge problem as the Mets have not had a starter go 7 innings since Jacob deGrom did on April 28.

 

The Mets now have lost the heart of their lineup, rotation and now bullpen for what looks like extended periods of time. It is only May, but at 16-17 and 5.5 games behind the first-place Nationals, the Mets will have to find excellence within their organization to achieve a playoff appearance for the third straight season.

 

Some positive injury news for the Mets, Asdrubal Cabrera and Lucas Duda are expected to be in the lineup Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers, returning from thumb and elbow injuries respectively.

 

Seth Lugo and Steven Matz have started throwing programs in Florida and aim for a late May return. Matt Harvey will return to make his first start since his 3-game suspension against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

            


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