Mets Injury Update: Jeurys Familia throws bullpen session

By Michelle Ioannou
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 01: Pitcher Jeurys Familia
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 01: Pitcher Jeurys Familia /

Jeurys Familia has been on the disabled list since May. On Wednesday, he threw his first bullpen session since

About a week ago, we knew that Jeurys Familia was supposed to start throwing off the mound soon. Well, that was true, as he has thrown his first bullpen session.

There was quite the flurry of news happening on Wednesday before the game. We found out that David Wright has begun baseball activities in the Mets baseball complex down in Port St. Lucie. And we found out that Familia threw his first bullpen session since having surgery done for an arterial blood clot in his right shoulder.

Both of these updates are great news.

Whereas I’m not as confident that we’ll be seeing Wright this season (do we want to anyway, and risk further injury?), there had already been thoughts that Familia would return by the end of the season. He began a throwing program in July, and now, second day of August, he threw his first bullpen session.

When will he return? I’m not entirely sure. How did the bullpen session go? I’m not entirely sure either.

But, in the meantime, we know that the newly acquired AJ Ramos will fill the closer role now that Addison Reed is gone. We have yet to see Ramos as the Mets closer, but the team has confirmed that that will be his role for the time being.

With the Marlins, Ramos saved 20 games. Since 2015, he has a total of 92 saves. Over the last two years, he’s only had five blown saves. Ramos should be able to get the job done, and hopefully without the bit of drama that Familia tends to like to include when he closes.

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Again, Collins has stated that we will be seeing Familia this season. And now hearing this news about his bullpen session, it looks like we’re on track, assuming no setbacks happen.