The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Jeurys Familia to a three-year deal.
“We are excited to bring Jeurys back to Flushing,” Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “Jeurys is a familiar face and an accomplished, elite reliever with experience that will fit well in our clubhouse.”
Familia, 29, has appeared in 343 games across seven seasons in the majors. He split the 2018 season between the Mets and the Oakland Athletics, combining to go 8-6 with 18 saves, a 3.13 ERA (25 earned runs/72.0 innings) and 83 strikeouts in 70 games.
In 2016, Familia represented the Mets in the All-Star Game and ended the year leading the majors with 51 saves. That mark also set a single-season franchise record. He has recorded 123 saves with the Mets, which puts him third on the club’s all-time list.
Among relievers, he has the fourth-lowest home run rate over the last four years (min. 150 innings). Familia was the only reliever over the last four years with a groundball rate higher than 58.0 percent and a strikeout rate greater than 26.0 percent (min. 150 innings). He recorded 23 holds in 2014, which was tied for sixth on the Mets single-season all-time list.
The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native returns to the Mets organization after being dealt to the Athletics on July 21, 2018 in exchange for infielder Will Toffey, right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl and international bonus pool money. Familia made his major league debut with New York on September 4, 2012 and has appeared in 313 games for the team.
Familia owns a 17-19 career record with 124 saves, a 2.73 ERA (107 earned runs/352.2 innings) with 369 strikeouts and 143 walks. He was originally signed by the Mets as a non-drafted free agent on July 13, 2007.
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