Breaking Mets News: Jeurys Familia Promoted, Greg Burke to AAA

By Danny Abriano

UPDATE – 3:36 PM: Per the beat writers, the move is official.  Jeurys Familia has been activated, and Greg Burke has been sent to AAA Las Vegas.

ORIGINAL STORY: Per Adam Rubin, reliever Jeurys Familia is on his way to Denver from AAA.  Rubin noted that it’s unclear when or if Familia will be activated:

"With a gloomy, snowy forecast tonight, Wednesday’s game could be postponed to a doubleheader Thursday. In that scenario, the 23-year-old Familia may only need to be activated between games if the bullpen were taxed in the opener."

Later, Mike Puma of the New York Post tweeted the following:

If true, shipping out Burke seems like the rational move.  In 7 appearances, Burke has given up 10 hits in 7 innings.  He has a 7.36 ERA to go along with a 1.77 WHIP.

Mar 11, 2012; Lakeland, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the game at Joker Marchant Stadium. The Mets beat the Tigers 11-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Since being shipped to AAA Las Vegas after one uneven appearance, Familia has worked as the closer and appeared in 5 games.  Familia has held the opposition scoreless in 5 innings spanning 4 appearances.  He’s given up 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4.

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